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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.