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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin

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

> On Mon, 2002-05-06 at 03:03, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > If those libraries can use the same binary then it should be in a
> > seperate package. But if the binary is thightly bound to the library,
> > then it should be in the same package (probably with a version number
> > on it so you can install multiple versions of the same library).
> In this case, maybe update-alternatives should be used, so multiple
> versions of the library can be installed at once?


Using update-alternatives, only root can change the libraries being used.

And the question is the binary being run that uses the
shared library, not user preference.


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