bugGNU gettext - Bugs: bug #56305, Incompatible DLL name


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bug #56305: Incompatible DLL name

Submitted by:  Ken Takata <k_takata>
Submitted on:  Sat 11 May 2019 01:56:25 AM UTC  
Category:  Build Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed:  Closed

Sun 12 May 2019 03:49:57 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks a lot for this report.
I am making a 0.20.1 release with this problem fixed.

Bruno Haible <haible>
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Sat 11 May 2019 01:56:25 AM UTC, original submission:  


When I built gettext on MinGW, the DLL name of libintl
was libintl-8.dll.
But now I build gettext 0.20, the name becomes libintl-7.dll.
The interface number was decremented from 8 to 7, so gettext 0.20
is not binary compatible with or before.
(I think that the same thing occurs in linux, etc.)

If gettext 0.20's API is compatible with 0.19, the file name
should keep libintl-8.dll. Otherwise it should be libintl-9.dll,
not libintl-7.dll.

This is caused by the -version-info option for Libtool set in
In, it was -version-info 9:5:1, but in 0.20, it is
changed to -version-info 9:6:2.
To keep the binary compatibility, -version-info should be
9:6:1, 10:0:2 or something. If the AGE is incremented, the
CURRENT should be also incremented.

cf. https://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/html_node/Updating-version-info.html

Ken Takata <k_takata>


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        StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => haible
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