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Re: versioned libraries dependencies

On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 09:10:18AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 08:58:52AM +0100, J?r?me Marant wrote:
> > Do you hav a concrete example? It looks like a problem with applications
> Just try to build an application that use both netclient and netstring
> in current unstable.
> This is _not_ a problem with shared objects, this is a problem related
> to the way ocaml ensure that type information are correct.
> Each ocaml library keeps a table of md5sums of all .cmi against it was
> built, if you try to use a .cmi with the same name but with a different
> md5sum ocaml compiler will fail.
> Please not Jerome that this is not a problem to be discussed here, this
i suppose you wante to say _note_ and not _not_ ?

> Here we have to discuss which is the better why for debian to live with
> this compiler (bug?)feature. IMO the best way is using versioned
> dependencies between libraries so that a DD doesn't forget to rebuild
> all libraries which depend on the one he is rebuilding.

Yes, i think that also.


Sven Luther

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