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Re: libdb transition policy?


 Sorry for late response.

* "Nikita V. Youshchenko" <yoush@cs.msu.su> [2006-05-24 12:10]:
>> However, contrary to what the NM templates suggest, symbol versioning
>> is not a cure-all for all ABI incompatibilities.  If libetpan returns
>> a DB_ENV * in its API, you need to port[1] all its dependencies to the
>> new Berkeley DB version.
> No, libetpan uses libdb only internally, and does not export it.
> So I guess the question is to people who maintain etpan-ng and 
> sylpheed-claws-gtk2 - is it safe for your packages if I will upload new 
> version of libetpan (without soname change or package name change) that 
> will link against libdb4.4?

 I don't know if anyone has tried to, but I spoke to Hoa (= upstream)
about the thing, and it was like I expected: libetpan uses libdb for its
cache files. If it can't read them (like, b0rked file, or incompatible
old db file) it would get regenerated anyway. So there is no
compatibility problem with changing the libdb in libetpan at all.

 Have fun with updating the library, it won't affect depending packages. :)
Some times are that easy to solve, you know?

 So long,
So ist das Leben eben: Es muss Beben geben, ab und zu.
Noch eben standst Du in der Sonne -- uuh, da kommt der Regen
                                  -- Seeed, "Tide Is High"

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