Re: package managers [was: FatELF patches...]
From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 15:42:20 EST
On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 21:08:01 +0100, Mikulas Patocka said:
> 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 tha
> > > 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.
But the non-technical user probably wouldn't have hand-compiled vim and links
either, so how would they get into that situation?
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