Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org> immo vero scripsit:
> I think we are getting threads crossed here. This thread has nothing to
> do with the other thread I started on libreadline.
Yes... I've had 3 threads to play with. Too bad.
> The initial question is what happens if a package containing a shared
> library contains other binaries?
> There seemed to be three solutions:
> 1. each version of the shared library conflicts. Not really a
> 2. move the binary to a separate package.
> 3. use update alternatives on the binary, so it doesn't need to
> conflict any more.
Thanks for summing things up.
4. use /libexec or whatever scheme, of naming binaries distinctly according to
shared library soversions. (well, same as 3, I suppose)
the solution in 2. can be used and is documented in policy,
for many of the programs which are just demonstration programs
for the shared library.
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