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Re: [News] Windows DLL Hell - So Notorious It Gets a Song

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On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:01:42 -0500,
 Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:13:20 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> No More DLL Hell - The Song
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| If you don't know what "DLL Hell" is, you might not understand this song.
>>| If you do know what it is you will probably love it. 
>> `----
>> http://www.interfacett.com/dllhell/
>> Song and lyrics on page.
>> ...And they say Linux dependency hell still exists while Synaptic and
>> repositories, for example, make it long-forgotten history.
> You seem to grossly misunderstand what DLL (and shared library) hell is.
> It has nothing to do with downloading dependancies when installing your
> software, it has to do with conflicting dependancies already installed.
> Synaptic can't solve that.
> An example would be one version of a library requires foolibc 2.2.2-patch1
> while another requires 2.2.2-patch15, and you can't have both installed at
> the same time (you can have multiple major versions, but not multiple minor
> versions). 

of course you can. 

> Installing 2.2.2-patch15 breaks app1, while app2 won't run with
> 2.2.2-patch1.

you need to read up on LD_LIBRARY_PATH and the whole concept of what
ld.so does. I'd recommend you start with the man pages for ld.so, and
probably google too. YOu should be able to correct your erroneous
statements in a few short minutes. 

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