[arch-general] OpenRA / Mono exceptions

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Sat Mar 3 17:14:17 UTC 2018

On Sat, 3 Mar 2018 17:56:52 +0100
Alajos Odoyle <alajos.odoyle at pskx.net> wrote:

> On 2018-03-02 13:07, Levente Polyak via arch-general wrote:
> > 
> > That's literally an incredibly stupid idea. Symlink /usr/lib/libtinfo.so.5 to /usr/lib/libtinfo.so.6 does not magically make it compatible for both, it is ABI incompatible that's the whole point of a soname bump. Anything linking to libtinfo.so.6 may now be broken in one or the other way. never ever overwrite existing versioned so libs with any other version.  
> It will do until the fix made it into the Arch Linux Mono package. The 
> reason for this message was to let people know that I had no issues 
> applying this hack *so far*. People can decide for themselves if they 
> want to do it quick and dirty or not-so-quick and properly (the latter 
> which I referred to as "rebuilding Mono or something"). Calling the idea 
> "incredibly stupid" is just unnecessary.

You may think it's unnecessary, but he's not wrong. Posting the info in the
first place is the same as encouraging others to do something incredibly
stupid, to the point where I would consider it malicious.

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