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Re: Dependencies on -dev packages

On Tue, 03 Sep 2002, Stephen Zander wrote:
> I wrote a longer response to this but then thought about what you
> wrote a bit more and deleted it.
> >>>>> "Henrique" == Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:
>     Henrique> The lack of symbol versioning, about 90% of the time.
> Then why not mandate symbol versioning instead; that would be a much
> lighter-weight solution IMHO.

I would *love* to have Debian mandate symbol versioning.  But it is
extremely unforgiving of soname fuckups (one usually uses the soname as the
versioning, unless one knows much better AND one is upstream), so it is not
as easy to get people to adopt it as I'd like.

  "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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