Re: Why are new package versions depending on libc6 in unstable?
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 07:59:11AM +0100, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 10:21:24PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > Changing the version number does not mean that they *did* change
> > compatibility. It only means that they *might* have changed it. How
> > are you to know in a concrete and automated way?
> Whatever happened to: minor version number change - binary compatible,
> major version number change - source compatible or not compatible at all?
Wrong direction. Old programs will still run with new glibc (well,
unless they use internal symbols they shouldn't), thus it's
binary-compatible in that direction.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]