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Re: Bug#154714: not declared dependency on libvorbisfile

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 01:28:05PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 08:20:05PM +0200, Daniel Kobras wrote:
> > 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...

How to draw the line between libraries deemed worthy enough to start a
soname cascade, and those that just don't matter?  We can make sure
that no other packages are affected, but still the change might break
home-brew software.  Do we care?

> 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.

Yes, see yesterday's thread about the libpngs.  But as far as I can
tell, the library in question here doesn't use versioned symbols either.
It's just that libpng is much more widespread than libvorbisfile.



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