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Re: Radical idea, test backwards compatibility instead of recompile

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 01:49:05AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
>> But as I understand it, we have a bug still, because we (Debian) have
>> discontinued support for something (like the old db format, and the
>> old db library interface), and users might well want those things to
>> continue to work on woody.

> I wasn't going to dignify this with an answer, but just to stop the FUD:


But anything that gets recompiled with the new db will be incompatible
with the old db files.  So this should be pointed out to all maintainers
of packages that use db and then they can handle the upgrades properly.
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