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Re: Support for dynamic libraries

On March 17, 2010 12:55:25 Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Because if we’d put the whole ghc6 package name there, upon a ghc6
> transition, even a minor one like 6.12.1 → 6.12.2
>  * we could not binNMU the library package but would have to manually do
> sourceful uploads of each package, adjusting the package name.
>  * each upload would pass through NEW
> So the cost involved would be just too much.
> (AFAIK, the names of the packages must not be changed during a regular
> build.)

Thanks for the info Joachim.

Do you know at all how they currently do other packages where they have 
incorporated significant portions of the version number into the name so you 
have multiple versions installed at once.

Besides development tools like gcc, the linux kernel comes to mind.

Cheers!  -Tyson

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