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Re: Experiences of being an AM

On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 03:00:35PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:

> As for 'no consensus', I'm not sure where you get that idea from, I'm 
> pretty confident the consensus in Debian and with some upstreams is to 
> use versioned symbols which are basically just a stamp of the SONAME 
> for each library.  It's reasonably simple, can be automated and 
> handled by libtool and similar things (in fact, a patch exists to do 
> exactly this for libtool) and has minimal impact on upstream.

Whenever this comes up on -devel it always seems moderately
controversial: one sees people advocating things like putting versioned
symbols in as a Debian-local change (which many would see as excessively
invasive), for example.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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