Re: G++ 2 => 3 transition (was Re: GNU C++ 3.0 porting help wanted)
On Mon, 2001-10-15 at 05:09, Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> Sean Middleditch <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> >> Richard Atterer wrote:
> >>> I think it will be necessary to have the 2.x packages install
> >>> their files in a directory other than /usr/lib. In this case, that
> >>> directory also needs to be added to the library search path of g++
> >>> 2.x and to /etc/ld.so.conf.
> >> I think you would have to increment the version number of each
> >> library in this case; otherwise the dynamic linker can't tell the
> >> old library apart from the new one.
> > ANd that would cause conflicts with packages compiled for systems
> > other than Debian, since they might not be expecting the weird
> > version numbers; not to mention a conflict with upstream releases.
> Upstream should have changed the version number to reflect the ABI
> change anyway, shouldn't they?
Not if upstream doesn't release a new version and Debian tries to
convert the whole system. Not to mention upstream can be pretty dumb
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