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Re: Libraries with ABI changes

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 10:18:03PM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> I got some questions to library packaging. If the ABI of a library
> breaks, the SONAME of it gets updated and thus the binary package's
> name. As soon as the new revision gets uploaded the old binary package
> should get NBS (Not Built From Source) status assigned by rene and the
> ftp-masters would notice it after NEW processing.

> But would such a package kept so long in the archive until all packages
> which depend on the old library have been rebuilt?

No; the binaries are removed from unstable whenever the ftp team runs
melanie on the rene results.  They are retained in testing until they are no
longer needed by any packages (and currently, until the release team pushes
the library transition into testing manually).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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