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Re: fun with libgal

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> Wouldn't it help the "testing" distribution
> (except for the size of archive?)
> if there was gal18 and gal19 simultaneously, in archive.

How do you want to solve the problems with inter-library dependencies?

Consider something like the following:

Package: evolution
Version: 1.0.1-1
Depends: libgal19, libgtkhtml20

Package: libgtkhtml20
Version: 1.0.0-1
Depends: libgal18

This means that evolution is linked with _both_ libgal.so.18 and
libgal.so.19. It might work in most cases but if you are unlucky there
might be run-time failures in the program (hint: libpng2 <-> libpng3).

As long as only one libgalXY package is in testing at a time this means
that this problem can't occur in testing.

> regards
> 	junichi


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