Re: Do packagers need current systems?
On Fri, 27 Nov 1998, Thomas Adams wrote:
> If I want to start packaging software for Debian, do I _need_ to always run
> the latest system?
If your package needs a library for which the "standard" one in hamm
and slink are different, yes (libstdc++ for example, as it has been
If your package does not need any such library, no, there is not an
absolute need to always run the latest system.
For example, a new ncurses package should use 4.2, not 3.4, but this does
not mean you have to upgrade the *entire* system either, in this case a
few library and -dev packages are enough. "Your mileage may vary".
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