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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

> > > I don't think so; when dpkg upgrades itself and replaces the library it
> > > still has the old library opened via a mmap() which means it won't
> > > suddenly start using another incompatible library. This becomes a real
> > > issue only when the library is split into its own package and the two
> > > are upgraded independantly.
> >
> > Hmmm...  If things were installed by hand ("dpkg --install dpkglib...")
> > or if install were to fail between the two packages, then you could have
> > a problem where the install tool doesn't function, right?
> I think the risk is if dpkg installs libdpkg or dpkg and then fails (disk
> space? machine failure?) before it can install the corrisponding half.
> This would be while unpacking a single package, the problem is only
> magnified if they are split.

So, dpkg really does need to be statically linked before release then?

                                  ( bcwhite@pobox.com )

    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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