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Posted Oct 1, 2012 14:15 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
No. One of the (many) benefits of dynamic linking is that you can change the library (as long as the ABI remains) under the executables. Thus, a change to fix, e.g. a security problem, doesn't require rebuilding the world. If the library developer is careful, this can work for a surprisingly long range. And you can (via library versions) have several ABIs supported at the same time.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 19:24 UTC (Mon) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Of course if the developer does bump the .so version, good luck getting any bug fixes back-ported into the last version.
Posted Oct 4, 2012 0:26 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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