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Re: Javascript libraries in debian

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 10:29:33AM -0500, Greg Folkert scribbled:
> On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 06:54, Sebastian Ley wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > presently we have two two (at least) javascript libraries in debian,
> > one NGS javascript interpreter and one from the spidermonkey
> > interpreter. Upstream, both parties use libjs as library name. With
> > the NGS interpreter being first packaged for debian, the maintainer of
> > the spidermonkey libs chose to rename the library to libsmjs. That is
> > now highly inconvenient for me, building a package against the
> > library, because I have to patch the upstream sources to use the new
> > name for the library.
> > 
> > What would be a good way to deal with the situation? Is it sufficient
> > to let both packages conflict with each other?
> Zounds.... This sounds like a job for our Super Hero:\
> "update-alternatives"
> And having both packages use unique names and then you choose your
> alternative.
And thus breaking any package linked against the other library...


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