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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 <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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