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Old 03-09-2005, 05:19 AM   #1
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/lib and DLL hell?


how does linux handle the issue of "dll hell", e.g.
if a number of applications are using the same libraries in /lib
and you install an application which UPDATES one of those libraries
the rest of the applications can begin to have problems because
their libraries have been switched out from under them
 
Old 03-09-2005, 05:53 AM   #2
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the same, most likely a crash if the library api changed enough and the application tries to pull a symbol that isn't there or has been altered enough. there is one exception though, if a program was compiled static, it has everything built into the executable. While this increases the size of the executable, it no longer needs to link to libs at runtime.
 
  


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