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Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R

Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org> writes:

> FWIW, I've done ABI-incompatible uploads of perl to experimental in the
> past without changing the perlapi-* virtual package name or the libperl
> SONAME.  The aim was to experiment with different configuration options,
> particularly 64-bit integers and 128-bit long doubles.

> I certainly didn't support upgrades from those versions to the same
> extent as I'd have done for unstable. OTOH, the packages were pretty
> close to uninstallable on any non-minimal systems anyway, as we didn't
> offer corresponding rebuilt XS modules in experimental.

Oh, that's a good point.  Yes, I hadn't thought about that specific case
for testing ABI breakage in experimental.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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