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Re: Bug#154714: not declared dependency on libvorbisfile

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 08:20:05PM +0200, Daniel Kobras wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 10:51:00AM -0500, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > That would be nice. Now if somebody positively confirms that I break nothing
> > by building sdl-mixer with vorbis 1.0.0, I make it depend on the new vorbis.
> > But even with the old libvorbisfile, I would have to rebuild sdl-mixer to
> > depend on that? Oh my...

> Building sdl-mixer with vorbis 1.0.0 means linking the lib to a library
> with different soname.  Means you ought to change libsdl-mixer's soname
> as well.

In a world where insane cascading effects are considered desirable in
library packages, sure...

Such changes are only necessary when a binary references a library both
directly and indirectly (foo-util needs libfoo, libbar; libfoo needs
libbar).  Such changes are never necessary when the multiply-referenced
library uses versioned symbols.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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