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Re: Autodetection of packages that need visibility annotations




On Tue, 15 May 2018 at 10:44:27 +0100, Yuri Gribov wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Andrey Rahmatullin <wrar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > There is an interesting question about this: technically speaking,
> > removing exported symbols requires a soname bump. But one can say that
> > those symbols were never public and so they are not a part of ABI.
> > Fixing this upstream and bumping the soname should be easier rthough..
> 
> Right, TBH until now I haven't bothered with soname bumps when
> submitting visibility-related patches to upstream...

If the symbols aren't considered to be public (the upstream developer
should know) then you shouldn't bump the SONAME, to avoid unnecessary
ABI transitions and disruption.

    smcv