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Re: -rpath with libtool and Debian Linux

What you're describing is a simulation (not in live cases, with fake data,
etc.)  What I'm talking about is a test (live).  A simulation only goes so

On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 06:57:07PM -0500, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

>    > How does the current packaging system allows me to test one version of
>    > a package while other users of the same host are running a stable
>    > version of that tool?  Or are the GNU/Linux distributions all moving
>    > towards the Micro$oft model of single-user workstations?
>    So, you tell me.  How can you run one version of the kernel while others run
>    a different one?  How about sendmail?  You expect the system to somehow
>    magically know that an incoming SMTP connect will be delivering you mail,
>    and fire up your own "special" version?  wu-ftpd?  Apache?  Frankly, that is
>    not practical on a multi-user system.  You are the one asking us to move
>    towards the M$ model.
> This is really a sidetrack, but it's pretty each to test specific
> programs, although it's probably impossible on Linux to test a
> specific kernel.  To test sendmail, ftpd, or Apache, just run them on
> a different port number, and arrange to connect to that port for
> testing purposes.  I did stuff like this all the time when I was
> packaging and testing Kerberos releases.
> Ian
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