How image installs work [was Re: The image question]

Vincent Lefevre vincent-opdarw at
Fri Mar 9 09:32:30 PST 2007

On 2007-03-09 09:53:56 -0500, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> Here's another variant of that:

> 1 - libfoo.dylib v. 1.0 comes out and it is so good that everyone starts 
> writing apps that use it.
> 2 - a serious security flaw is found in libfoo and is fixed in libfoo v. 1.1 
> with no api/abi changes
> 3 - oh no, since we're "solving the fragile dependency problem" we now need 
> to re-build/re-link every application that depended on libfoo since we 
> installed it into a version-dependent directory

This shouldn't be a version-dependent directory, but an API-dependent
directory, so that it wouldn't be needed to rebuild everything if the
API doesn't change.

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