Re: curl, testing and gcc-3.2 (?) (was Re: Debian curl package depends on gcc-3.2?)
On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 10:43:50PM +0200, Bj?rn Stenberg wrote:
> Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> >>> Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.2.3-0pre6), ...
> > Note that the version shown is simply the current libgcc.so version.
> Current as of when? When the upload was done?
Current at package build time, that is when dpkg-shlibdeps is run.
> > dpkg-shlibdeps has no idea whether an older version would be sufficient,
> > so it plays safe.
> Isn't this a problem? Especially for packages depending on libraries with
> long release cycles, such as libgcc1 and libc6.
Not often. Most slow release libraries are strongly backwards
compatible. When it does become a problem, it can be terrible for a
few weeks. Lots of packages need to be rebuilt. Unstable becomes,
well, unstable. Then things get back to the normal level of chaos.
> Note: I don't have a suggestion for a better method right now, I'm just
> trying to understand the implications of the current system.
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