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Bug#692155: Please

Hi Russ,

Thanks for your detailed summary, it's very helpful.

Le vendredi, 2 novembre 2012 23.47:11, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> In practice, divergence from the upstream SONAME practice is probably a
> bad idea.  This business of having an exposed private API is dangerous and
> constitutes bad API design on upstream's part, but that's not something
> that we can easily fix in Debian, and diverging too far from upstream is
> probably counter-productive.

That's the crux of the problem indeed. The "good way" would be to have a 
libcupsprivate, shipping its objects outside of standard library paths, right? 
Sounds like an invasive bug, not sure that it would be worth the work.



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