Re: Libraries with ABI changes
On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 11:41:38PM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Uh, no. The old binary package should either be removed completely from
> > the archive (in which case all packages that depend on it are instantly
> > uninstallable), or be moved to a separate source package in section
> > oldlibs.
> So on a new ABI-incompatible version the library maintainer should
> contact the maintainers of all dependendent packages and arrange a new
> upload as soon as the new version gets cleared from the NEW queue? The
An advantage of keeping the old library in oldlibs for a while is that
local admins may have their own binaries compiled against these
libraries. Rapid replacements of libraries break local binaries.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>