Re: soname number in name of dev-package?
Henning Makholm <email@example.com> writes:
> Scripsit Thomas Bushnell BSG
> > Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Is anybody advocating that we should try to "support unsupported
> > > versions of libraries"? I'm certainly not.
> > Sure! That's what libc5 is.
> I'm not aware of even having mentioned libc5 in this thread (and I
> don't remember anybody else doing it either).
Anthony's point, if I understand it right, is that we should only do
this kind of aggressive versioning-in-the-names when we want to
support unsupported versions of libraries, and that doing so is
usually the wrong thing.
But it is *sometimes* the right thing, and the canonical example is
libc5. Libc5 is the counterexample to your implied assertion that
nobody really cares about "supporting unsupported versions of