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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:
> > > 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
> >...
> Closed-source programs and libraries are not a problem if the library we
> are talking about is copyrighted under the terms of the GPL (like libpng).

But binary-level compatibility is.

This is a difficult problem to solve, true. But it is not one we can simply
ignore. Not to mention it makes unstable a hell to use from time to time,
which is certainly annoying :-)

  "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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