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

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 06:34:27PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 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.

Not if the new SDL -dev package Conflicts: xlibs-pic (<< version-it-uses).

That will keep packages from being built with the wrong PIC objects.
Since these objects are encapsulated in the packages, it doesn't matter
what, if any, extenstion library PIC objects are installed on the user's
system, and the existing shlibdeps mechanism will serve to haul in the
correct version of SDL.

G. Branden Robinson                |     Software engineering: that part of
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     computer science which is too
branden@debian.org                 |     difficult for the computer
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