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Re: libtool problem: -version-info makes me change package name every release

On Fri, 2001-09-28 at 12:20, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Federico Di Gregorio <fog@mixadlive.com> immo vero scripsit
> > in debian we uses the soname version in the package name and usually
> > change it only when binary compatibility is broken, right? well... what
> > should i do? release a NEW package every time the upstream author
> > release a new version? this is IMO wrong, because, for example, going
> > from 0.0.21 to 0.0.22 does not break the API.
> > 
> Adding a new function should not break binary compatibility.

right. that's _not_ my problem. my problem is that if you use libtool
versioning, adding a function *always* results in an increase of soname
version. and _that_ forces (per policy) a change in the package name.
and i don't want to release a new package every other day... :(

Federico Di Gregorio
MIXAD LIVE Chief of Research & Technology              fog@mixadlive.com
Debian GNU/Linux Developer & Italian Press Contact        fog@debian.org
  Qu'est ce que la folie? Juste un sentiment de liberté si
   fort qu'on en oublie ce qui nous rattache au monde... -- J. de Loctra

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