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Re: C++ ABI change -- freezing unstable for new C++ library packages

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 01:17:59AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 14 juin 2005 à 14:48 -0700, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> > > I maintain a package (hdf5) which contains a pure C library and a C++
> > > interface. However, I'm pretty sure the C++ library isn't used by
> > > packages depending on it. In this case, is it necessary for the library
> > > to be renamed?
> > 
> > If the C++ library is exposed in the package's shlibs, yes...

> Alright, I'll do that.

> Furthermore, this package has a long history of triggering weird
> compiler errors, including several ICEs. Is there a way to test the
> build with g++-4.0 on all architectures before the transition starts?
> (Other than asking eleven porters to check if it builds...)

Upload a package to experimental that build-depends on g++-4.0 and invokes
it in debian/rules?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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