Re: Bug#127252: -unstable compiled against the wrong libpng
On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> We actually need a Debian-wide (well, probably a LSB-wide) fix for the
> problem. The same kind of breakage is expected to hit us again and again
> until we do that.
This kind of problem does only occur if we ship several versions of a
shared library at the same time (in this case libpng2 and libpng3). As
soon as there's only one version of such a library in the archive (IOW:
libpng2 is removed from the archive) all the packages depending on this
library that still link with the old version of the library become
uninstallable which means that they need to be recompiled. This prevents
us from all the obvious or silent breakages we do see otherwise.