Observation for ALL maintainers who provide dlls (was Re: question for perl maintainer)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 8 17:42:00 GMT 2005

On Jul  8 13:32, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> [redirecting to cygwin-apps]
> On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:27:55PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul  8 17:20, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> >> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> >I don't think so but I don't think it will use cygwin's address anyway.
> >> 
> >> Ok.  Maybe Corinna should do the same for openssl?
> >
> >What? Why?  OpenSSL uses another base address already in the Makefile
> >(0x63000000).
> Do we need to coordinate this among all package maintainers, maybe?
> Maybe we could publish a list of all of the dlls in the system along
> with standard base addresses for each and ask that maintainers make
> sure that their DLL complies with the base address.
> The more I think about this, the more I believe that we shouldn't have
> to continually tell users to run rebaseall.  Setting the base address
> is something that should be done once, by the maintainer, not every
> time a person installs a package.

I second that.  Hereby I reserve the right for OpenSSL to keep 0x63000000
as base address. ;-)


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