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Re: backports kernel: support for t430s laptop in backports?

Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:20:07AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> Needing to upgrade all other packages because glibc was upgraded has
>> not been a problem in Debian for years, ever since the new symbols
>> mechanism was introduced.  Only binaries that actually require new
>> glibc features will require an upgrade.

> That's certainly not really true. With glibc's symbol versioning
> packages will start to depend on newer glibc versions even if they could
> use older ones, as they link to a newer version of a symbol even if the
> old version of the symbol is entirely sufficient. That's annoying and
> causes those problems.

Ah, yes, that's true.  Still, it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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