Re: NMU and ./configure -> library upgrades.
On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 10:33:25PM +0200, Stefan Alfredsson wrote:
> 1. Developer lives on the edge and usually has the latest libs installed
> 2. Package becomes dependant upon bleedingedge version of libs
> -- BUT it is not really needed, for example gtk1.2.1 might
> do just aswell as gtk1.2.8
> 3. When the user that wants an updated package and apt's it, he has
> to download the new libraries which might just be a very minor update,
> and be many times larger to download than the actual package.
BTW the specific case with GTK+ was/is caused by its upstream people who
tend to break compatibility on a whim (er, perhaps they have a valid reason
for changing the supposedly stable version of the library without changing
the SONAME, but I can't think of any), so our maintainer can't maintain a
static shlibs file; instead the shlibs is changed in every revision.
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