[apparmor] [Bug 737074] Re: apache2 apparmor module missing link against libapparmor

Seth Arnold seth.arnold at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 22:10:22 UTC 2011


On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Steve Beattie <steve at nxnw.org> wrote:
> As to the patch's style, distributions are tightening the GNU
> linker's behavior around indirect linking by default (e.g. see
> http://wiki.debian.org/ToolChain/DSOLinking), so going forward, it's
> a necessary style. (We already cleaned up a few other locations in
> the apparmor tree within the natty development cycle.)

I was pretty thrilled when I first saw this a little while ago.
Granted, the guy who
told me about it was very upset that he had some 80 packages or so that needed
fixing (and I'd have felt similarly in his position :), but it seemed
like an excellent
way to reduce those "WTF?" package requirements.

> [1] It is open for discussion, if there's a user/distribution that sees
>    a utility in a 2.5.3 release. I personally would like to avoid it,
>    as it increases the burden on me to keep fixes straight across
>    3 different branches (trunk, 2.6, and 2.5), but that doesn't
>    necessarily preclude it from happening.

Completely understood; just keep this one in mind in case you _do_ have to roll
a 2.5.3 for some reason. :) Thanks Steve!



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