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.