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Re: How to version libraries

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 03:10:41PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> You should generate a source package based on the old library that
> only does a libfoo1 binary package.  You really ought to do this
> whenever a you make a new binary library with a new soname.  Yes it is
> work, but it solves the upgrade problems.  This is certainly true for
> libraries that are actually released, and is somewhat less true for
> libraries that were only in testing.

We're talking about cases where version libfoo 1.5 has the same soname
as libfoo 1.4, but the shlibs for 1.5 specifies "libfoo1 (>= 1.5-1)";
then if this version is in sid and packages build against it, they
will not be allowed into testing because libfoo1 is frozen at version



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