Re: confused about gcc-4.3 version in my system
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 03:56:22PM -0500, Mark Allums wrote:
> Debian has a sort of rule about ABIs. There can be two named "versions
> for the same package. For example, a kernel might be 2.6.xx-1 and
> 2.6.xx-6 at the same time, a little confusing. The -1 is the ABI, and
> if the ABI changes, it will be changed to -2 to reflect that there is a
> break in the binary compatibility. The -6 is a patch level, or point
> release, and reflects the 2.6.xx.yy version.
AIUI, the -x (where x is any number) is the Debian version of a package,
e.g. the diference between gcc 4.3.3-2 and 4.3.3-3 could just be a
simple fix that fixes a bug caused by creating 4.3.3-2 from 4.3.3-1
Can you please elaborate or give a reference to your assertion.
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