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Re: libreadline

Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au> immo vero scripsit:

> If libeditline conflicts, provides libreadline, and has
> /usr/lib/libreadline.so*, then it would be 100% ABI compatible, and
> programs would be able to use either. (you could argue that it isn't
> currently 100% ABI compatible due to the different name).

The last time I looked at libeditline, it did not look very good,
and the packaging of it was not very good either.

It is possible to divert the shared library, but I 
recommend against it. I have been through this already with 

"Compatible ABI" usually isn't.

Since it is a license violation in the upstream level,
I recommend asking the upstream to fix their bugs.


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