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Re: conglomeration packages (Re: Will nvidia-graphics-drivers ever transition to testing?)

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 08:13:53PM -0400, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Your second parenthesis is wrong. Just like LKM-s when the stock kernels' 
> ABINAME is bumped, applications need to be rebuilt when the ABI of one of the 
> libraries they link to changes in a way which is not backwards-compatible. 
> You can check http://wiki.debian.org/OngoingTransitions for examples of 
> library transitions.

The old libraries don't go away right away though.  With the kernel you
can only be running one at a time, so you have to recompile the modules
to make them work.  libraries also change ABI versions a lot less often
than the kernel changes.

Len Sorensen

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