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Re: How to prevent a library transition

Le jeudi 29 septembre 2005 à 19:18 +0200, Frank Küster a écrit :
> Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > Please don't do that. A library transition breaks packages in unstable
> > for a while, but if we have both versions, we're going to have to deal
> > with them for several *years*. That's what happened for libpng, and
> > believe me, it's a nightmare.
> Why do you think that we would have to deal with both versions for
> years?  I expect no problems in compiling and using packages with the
> new version, even if their upstream is dead for a while.

Then you'll notice that many Debian developers don't rebuild their
packages against new library versions, even when told to, until the
package becomes uninstallable.
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