Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:39:43 +0800 From: orc <orc@...server.ru> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Progress on roadmap to 0.9.13 On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:39:13 +0300 Timo Teras <timo.teras@....fi> wrote: > On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:59:12 -0400 > Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > > > One key target for 0.9.13 which I didn't cover above is improving > > "make install" and possibly tweaking the symlink strategy for > > libc.so and ld-musl.so. At several times in the past, I was fairly > > convinced that it makes more sense to reverse the symlink direction > > and have libc.so point to ld-musl.so rather than the other way > > around. However, I keep going back to doubting that there's any > > good reason for it to change. So if there are people who still care > > about this issue, I'd really like to hear you speak up _now_ rather > > than 2 days before the next release, or after the next release. If > > there's no progress on justifying changes, I think the only changes > > I'm going to make in this area are to fix lack-of-atomicity issues > > during installation. > > Sorry for late answer. > > IIRC the advantages were: > > - Easier to install different subarch (even compatible arch versions) > side by side. As ld.so names are unique - libc.so is same for all so > those would need to be renamed anyway. > > - libc.so and libc.a can go to /usr/lib if libc.so is just an > optional symlink. this is desirable as the development stuff are not > nice to keep in /lib. > > So I would at least like to have the symlink direction changed. > > Or alternatively have something like: > /lib/libc-arch.so.<abiver> > /lib/ld-musl-<arch>.so.1 -> libc-arch.so.<abiver > /usr/lib/libc.so -> /lib/libc.so.<abiver> > /usr/lib/libc.a > > Allowing of course /usr/lib to be a toolchain specific prefix. > > - Timo I generally don't like the idea of symlink change, but if it will go, I will not argue. But, how existing installs will resolve that change in one pass during install? Do I need static busybox to manually replace symlink? I even suggest making a hard link between them, so no symlink issue will be there :) It requires a bit more work without benefit. Point me please to benefits page/mail, because I lost in my imap cache.
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