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Re: Accepted sdl-image1.2 1.2.2-1 (i386 source)

On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 11:40:31AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > And that's why it would be very nice to have libdb2 compiled with versioning
> > symbols as well.
> > Actually, I think we should actually get the LSB to propose that ALL
> > libraries be compiled with symbol versioning [in the future].  Is there any
> > sort of drawbacks with such a policy?
> Only the fact that there are hundreds or thousands of library developers
> in the Linux community, but only a few dozen who know how to do symbol
> versioning? :)

That's what we're here for.  We write a howto, hard-test it enough by
applying it to at least every library with another library as a
reverse-dependency in Debian, send the patches upstream, etc...

Downstream maintainers are *very* useful, if they want to be  ;-)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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