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Re: Experiences of being an AM

On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:15:29AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Mark Brown (broonie@sirena.org.uk) wrote:
> > 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. 
> There have been some concerns
> raised that having the changes be Debian-local will cause problems when
> copying binaries around between distributions but as far as I've heard
> as long as you've got a halfway recent loader it shouldn't be a
> problem...

That is not (completely) correct. A application linked against
libfoo+(versioned symbols) will not run with libfoo-vanilla. Only the
other way round works. Therefore if only Debian versions libfoo, you
cannot build on Debian and run the binary on RedHat.
                    cu andreas

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