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Re: hppa nptl switch

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 10:09:22AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Mike Frysinger<vapier@gentoo.org> wrote:
> > i think the question was one about packaging rather than general use ?  if you
> > build a package against a newer glibc version but it only uses older symbols,
> > then in theory it should work fine with older glibc versions.  if the symbol
> > changes between versions, then it should have corresponding symbol version
> > changes as well (which will automatically be recorded in the binary).
> Yes, the question is specifically about packaging.
> If the answer is "Debian does not prevent you from downgrading glibc,
> even if you have new packages built against the new glibc", then I
> accept that.

With the correct shlibs and symbol files, all packages built against the
new glibc will depends on libc6 (>= 2.10). This way it won't be possible
to downgrade the libc6 packages is packages compiled against the new
glibc are installed.

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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