Re: -rpath with libtool and Debian Linux
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 18:07:22 -0600
From: John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Alexandre asked about testing one version of a package while others
are running a stable version. That is entirely possible. I'm not
talking about a simulation, in which at least one program is faked.
I'm talking about a real but limited test, using the real programs on
both ends of the link. It's true that that also only goes so far, but
it's still a pretty good idea, and it's a better test than a
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.