Re: Library packages depending on data files
On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 09:15:04PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:28:32PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 12:17:42AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > >
> > > Not all programs installed on people's systems are shipped by Debian.
> > > Plenty of people build programs locally, and if we can avoid breaking
> > > those when they upgrade their systems to newer versions of Debian then
> > > we should.
> > >...
> > Good point.
> > This leaves the question whether there's a solution that works for both
> > locally installed software and doesn't cause breakages in packages...
> That's the one we currently use.
The current solution works well in many cases.
But it's not optimal in all situations.
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