Re: libpkg-guide updated (versioned symbols), please proofread
On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 01:19:58PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> They do prevent you from taking binaries built on Debian and running
> them elsewhere; but given that failing to use versioned symbols
> frequently causes binaries built on Debian to not run on *Debian*, I
> believe this is the lesser of two evils.
I sympathize with that argument in principle. If I'm given to choose
between dealing with a problem globaly and _at least_ fixing it
locally, in general I'd go for fixing it _at least_ locally. That is,
if I can fix it _at least_ in the Debian case, I'd go for it. But with
respect to this particular topic, this harms Debian significantly: "oh,
Debian, you can't use that to develop software, it won't run
elsewhere". You know how hard that kind of reputation is to shake.
Put it another way: yes, in the short run it's better to fix this at
least for Debian. But in the long run this creates a much bigger