layer23/mobile: VTY is broken

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Harald Welte laforge at
Mon Oct 23 10:43:52 UTC 2017

Hi Neels,

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:54:40AM +0200, Neels Hofmeyr wrote:
> Ah, damn. I checked all of the repositories I know to use the VTY, I didn't
> imagine that OsmocomBB also has a VTY. That's really my fault then.

I think in general we should not fall into that trap.  We have *no clue* at all
who might be using libosmo* for whatever purpose.  If we provide a libary with
a given API/ABI, then it's our responsibility to keep that ABI/API as stable as

I understand that it was hardly possible without fall-out in that particular
case, and for sure there are exceptions.

However, completely unrelated to this particular topic (and hence the Cc
to openbsc@) I'm not happy in general with the way how "carlessly" we
sometimes introduce breakage.  We have to be more disciplined in general
on this.  All of us.

BTW: The fact that this change has gone into master without being
noticed also means that possibly we're not modelling osmocom-bb as a
downstream user of libosmocore that needs to be rebuilt (and at least
checked if it starts up correctly?) whenever testing a libosmocore
change.  That's also something to investigate.  Maybe there's some way
we can test this without too much effort.


- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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