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Re: Fun with python-apt

On Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, at 10:50 US/Eastern, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:22:54AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
Yep. That's the point of my proposal. They would be. When you changed a package to use the new c103 (or whatever the next ABI is), you'd change
the library dependencies to the c103 versions.

This will work, but it will stop the ability to rebuild the packages and
migrate thereby to a new API.

Not really. Packages already had to be manually rebuilt[0] for the current transition. There is no reason that a simple change of
couldn't be done at the same time.

OTOH, accidental ABI migrations leading to, depending on the ABI change, anything from instability/data corruption/etc. to dynamic linking failure, will be avoided.

How about dh_shlibdeps, is it detecting this (and failing?). Hmm.. actually
I think this was not the problem in the current example.

That makes the problem a little more obvious, but it doesn't solve it.

[0] http://people.debian.org/~rmurray/c++transition.html

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