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Re: libgal sonames

On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 05:30:52PM +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Sat, 2001-09-01 at 16:35, Mark Brown wrote:

> > Well, yes but that goal could be accomplished by statically linking the
> > library.  Though if upstream think it makes sense to have it shared
> > you're kind of stuck with a lot of the problems.

> but, that's what sonames and library versioning are for, are they not?

Yes, but the ABI is so unstable that this would entail keeping around
fairly large numbers of old libraries.

> I mean, the problem is on libgal9 being removed when installing
> libgal10. If both can coexist, there's no problem at all, right?

It'll work but it's not nice and seems to miss some of the point of
having the library be shared.

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