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Re: Installation Question

From: Jeff Pohlmeyer <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 01:07:57 -0500

> > Or (probably not the recommended approach) you could try to
> > "fake" ferret into believing you had the right curl version:

> Libraries are versioned for a reason! This will cause
> crashes or random failures.

Agreed, this is not an ideal solution. It *might* cause crashes
or random failures, but then again, it *might* work perfectly.

The flip side is that using an old version of libcurl *might*
expose some bugs and/or vulnerablilities that have been fixed
more recent versions.

Without actually digging into the application code, it's hard to
predict what will happen with an ugly hack like that.

> No need to be vague about it...
> The ABI bump from 2 to 3 happened with the release
> of 7.12.0 so that means you need to install 7.11.x.
Nice work, Brian.

But by far the best solution is to rebuild the program to use
the latest and greatest libcurl

 - Jeff
Received on 2007-06-14