[Pkg-xen-devel] Changes for 3.2

Bastian Blank waldi at debian.org
Mon Dec 10 12:23:51 UTC 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 11:47:05AM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Bastian Blank writes ("Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Changes for 3.2"):
> > Using the version as abiname is discouraged. It usualy have only one
> > component on usual linux systems and is just incremented on incompatible
> > changes. Further components shows compatible changes.
> I see.  Well, no, I don't quite see.  Why is there a problem with a
> multi-component soname version ?

For example you won't be able to change it if necessary for example for
a security fix. Several of this libs a security sensitive and sometimes
it is necessary to change the API/ABI to fix problems. More can be found
in the libtool documentation.

> I think it might be helpful if you participated in the relevant thread
> on xen-devel.

Will take a look into it later.


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