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Re: A Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> writes:

> Why not extend Multi-Arch to Multi-Versions?
> Rationale:
>     * several implementations exist that need a specific version of a
>       program/library.
>     * Generealized, this would ease NFS-mounted applications for
>       differently installed clients.

Libraries are supposed to be compatible unless its soname changes. The
only depends there should be is (>= version). (<= version) is a bug in
the library and the soname of said library should be increased and
the upstream author shot.


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