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Re: Uploading packages built against testing?

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 10:00:21AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >> binNMU & recompilation: won't break if the app really works with this older 
> >> version and the lib must be ABI-compatible anyway.
> > ... and this one is plainly wrong. binNMUs for rebuild against
> > dependency libs which have changed ABI are not only possible but
> > routinely done. Transition NMUs would be hard to get correct as well.

> s/changed/extended/

> Any ABI change must be acompanied by a soname change.

Er, that was exactly the point: binNMUs *are* done for soname-changing ABI
changes.  Hard-coding library dependencies is wrong, because the *names* of
the needed libraries may change with a rebuild.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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