Re: Improving dependencies on shared libraries
On Sat, 26 May 2007, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > If you can reuse most of the build-deps from testing instead of having to
> > recompile the build-deps too, it helps a lot.
> The build-deps also need to be rebuilt against the stable libc.
> > If you can reuse a
> > package from testing in stable without recompiling, it also helps. :-)
> That would not happen if there is a major libc upgrade between stable
> and testing.
Why ? In lenny/sid, it's effectively the case because symbol hashing
changed and ld.so of etch is not able to load libraries using the new
hashing. However, in the general case, the soname of the libc hasn't
changed for a long time and most applications only use functions which
have been available for a very long time.
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