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Re: RFC: SDL and X static extension libraries re-revisited

Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> wrote:

>> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 07:57:57AM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
>> > Now every time your libraries' interface changes, sdl's soname will need
>> > to be bumped.  Worse yet, unless sdl's maintainer actively tracks this,
>> > it will not be done and we will end up with broken binaries.

> Huh?  Yes, sdl's *code* will have to be changed to match the new interfaces in
> the new .a x libs.  However, why would the soname need to change?  A change in
> code does not always mean a change in soname.

If you don't change the soname, you will have old binaries linked with old
xf86dga stuff linking with the new SDL, which will break.  Just look at the
old db stuff and sasl.
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