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Re: Fwd: Re: Why no Opera?

Zitat von "Roberto C. Sánchez" <roberto@connexer.com>:
Dynamic linking is what the security team likes since it means that you
only update the code once for the whole system.  However, in the event
that there is an update which makes the library non-binary compatible,
then there is another problem.  That is, apps linking against it must be

That's what ABIs are for. If a new version of a library breaks an application that uses the not-changed API as intended, it is the library that needs to use a new soname. The package dependencies will indicate the needed libraries. Library packages in Debian should reflect the soname, thus the package name changes when the soname changes. No problem, then.


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