On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 10:29:43AM -0600, Colin Watson wrote: > On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 04:32:47PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote: > > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Junichi Uekawa wrote: > > > > > > > Then the library interface has changed. > > > > > libgtkhtml20 should no longer be called libgtkhtml20. > > > > The .so name is given by upstream - we can't simply change it only because > > > > we recompile our libgtkhtml package with a more recent libgal. > > > > > > Then bash the upstream to change the soname. > > > > There's no reason for upstream to change the soname when nothing within > > the library changed... > > If upstream won't change the soname and we choose not to for whatever > reason, then obviously we have to maintain binary compatibility even if Unstable has its name for a reason. IMHO, We don't have to keep binary compatibility for every lib that is ever introduced into unstable. We _should_ try to keep it in testing, and we _have_ to keep it in stable. -- Ryan Murray, Debian Developer (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) The opinions expressed here are my own.
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