Re: package managers [was: FatELF patches...]

From: Mikulas Patocka
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 15:08:06 EST

On Wed, 4 Nov 2009, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:

> On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:46:44 +0100, Mikulas Patocka said:
> > When I did it (from Etch to Lenny), two programs that I have compiled
> > manually ("vim" and "links") stopped working because Etch and Lenny have
> > binary-incompatible libgpm.
> >
> > If some library cannot keep binary compatibility, it should be linked
> > staticaly, dynamic version shouldn't even exists on the system --- so that
> > no one can create incompatible binaries.
> No, all they need to do is bump the .so version number.

That's what Debian did. Obviously, I can extract the old library from the
old package. But non-technical desktop user can't.

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