Re: Headsup: ncurses soname bump 5 to 6
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 05:20:22PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 04:09:27PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le mercredi 17 septembre 2008 à 16:05 +0200, Josselin Mouette a écrit :
> > > Le mercredi 17 septembre 2008 à 11:03 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
> > > a écrit :
> > > > It is probably enough to version symbols in the new soname packages
> > > No.
> > Before anyone asks why: when you require a symbol without a version, the
> > dynamic linker will pick any of those it finds in the dependent
> > libraries. Which means it can pick the correct (unversioned) one as well
> > as the versioned one.
> Mabye it would work if we'd add symbols to the current ncurses, rebuild
> everything, then introduce the new one with the new symbols?
Unless we do this step /before/ the release of lenny, there will still be
issues on partial upgrades from lenny to squeeze, so it really depends on
how thorough you want to be here.
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