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

On Thu, 03 Jan 2002, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 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

Or if the user needs to have different versions of said library because of
some closed-source (or not easily recompilable) library.  However, it is a
major pain in the backside for every library for which the upgrade path is
not trivial.

> uninstallable which means that they need to be recompiled. This prevents
> us from all the obvious or silent breakages we do see otherwise.

Just as far as Debian itself can. It does nothing for binary compatibility
issues (which given our long release schedule for stable are NOT that simple
to ignore).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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