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Re: Debian concordance

On 6/18/05, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> Is Progeny interested in working with other Debian (+Ubuntu) folks to
> solve the fundamental limitations of the shlibs system that cause sarge and
> hoary to be incompatible due to a single-symbol difference, and that will
> cause similar breakage in the other direction with sarge and breezy?

Am I willing to put my money where my mouth is? Absolutely. In fact,
this could fit pretty well with some work Jeff Licquia is already
doing to help Debian achieve LSB 2.0/3.0 compliance without breaking
sarge compatibility:


It doesn't really matter to me *how* we fix the compatibility problem,
so long as we fix it. In fact, if we can find a way to fix it that
makes it easier for the derivatives, so much the better--don't forget,
I'm in that business too.

> ... going it alone, like when Matthias Klose ran his plans for the gcc 4
> transition past the Debian release team before implementing it in Ubuntu,
> and is now proceeding to implement the same transition in Debian?

Mea culpa.

Ian Murdock
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