Re: library-related policy question
On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 01:50:45PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 15:14:21 +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > As of today, debian does not contain this bug, because ffmpeg with this
> > brakage happened not to be uploaded yet to debian. However, once it is,
> > the bug will be in debian, and will have to be handled somehow.
> So when that happens, you change the libavformat52 package name to
> something else?
For an example of this, look at libsdl1.2debian. See Bug#114808 for what
happened, and/or the libsdl1.2 changelog entry for version 1.2.2-3.1.
In this particular case, the symbols that got removed came from static
libraries that got somehow included in a shared library (which is ugly
and doesn't work on half our architectures).
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