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Re: Bug#127252: -unstable compiled against the wrong libpng

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 01:06:21PM +0100, Noel Koethe wrote:
> On Mit, 02 Jan 2002, Mark Purcell wrote:
> > > That's the problem; there is just no real solution besides a big
> > > recompile.
> > 
> > My question still remains.  If we require a big recompile, when/ how are we 
> > going to bother to advise the maintainers of these packages? It has been 
> > stated that we are talking about 300+ packages :-(
> Maybe we could use: debian-devel-announce: Announcements for developers

I guess we could do something like that.

Problem is we still have lots of users who will be wondering where
their graphics have gone and will be filing bug reports against all sorts
of packages, as well as creating all sorts of bogus links to the
wrong shared libraies to work around the problem. (Have a look in debian-kde)

Then of course not every developer actually reads/ acts on devel-announce,
yes I know hard to believe isn't it.

I still think the only solution is to do the same as per python and 
automatically file bug reports/ conflicts with all pacakges which depend
on libpng2.  But I would be happy to be told otherwise.


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