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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

On Mon, 04 Jun 2007, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 10:29:07PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > I agree that the benefits are worth the deal, but we should make clear
> > that the price to pay for these benefits is a continuous effort from the
> > maintainer. Therefore it should not be used by maintainers not aware of
> > its subtleties. 
> Considering the number of bugs I see because of maintainers who don't notice
> they need to change package names due to upstream soname changes, or who
> routinely fail to bump their shlibs when new symbols are added, I think
> there is definitely room here for a recommended solution for maintainers
> that aren't watching the subtleties, even without trying to bump
> dependencies based on API extensions.

Would you care to elaborate? (What would you recommend? How do you expect
it to improve the situation with those maintainers?)

Raphaël Hertzog

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