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Re: aspell upgrade woes

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:39:23PM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> Uhhhhh... no...
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/07/msg00001.html
> It's a C++ library and the ABI changed due to being compiled with GCC
> 4.0.
> [Actually, although it's written in C++, AFAIK it only exports a C
> interface so the transition may not have been necessary.  I only
> realized this yesterday though and I'm not entirely sure a
> non-transition would be safe.]

Christ, not another one. Is there any sort of automated way that we can
check for these sorts of libraries before messing things up again? I won't
be doing it again for libGLU obviously, but some sort of script or
large-scale automated check of the archive would potentially go a long way.

 - David Nusinow, who's embarrassed about what happened with libGLU

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