[gnutls-dev] Symbol versioning in gnutls 1.5.x

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Sep 26 19:14:22 CEST 2006

On 2006-09-26 Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:30, Andreas Metzler said:
> > problem for applications linking against libtasn1.so.2, libtasn1.so.3,
> > libgnutls12, libgnutls11 and libgnutls13 simultanously.

> That really depends on the library. Conflicts may arise outside of the
> symbol scope.  For example if a library opens a devices and requires
> exclusive access.  The second instance of the library won't be able to
> properly access this device then.  It does not know that a second
> instance is already running.  Locking makes this even worse because it
> is often based on the pid.

Yes, I forgot about this. Thanks for the enlightenment.
cu andreas
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