RFC: Soname in rpm name

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Mon Jan 24 12:41:23 UTC 2005

Le lundi 24 janvier 2005 à 13:23 +0100, Aurelien Bompard a écrit :
> Phil Knirsch wrote:
> > 1) Rebuild all packages that depend on that lib with the new library
> > 2) Every sane depresolver will then pick up the new packages, solve
> > those deps and update the depending packages (the whole deptree) too.
> > 
> > If you don't have any updated packages you're screwed anyway, no
> > depsolver can help you with that (and i can't see a depsolver then
> > deciding: "Oh, a new library has some out, lets grab the srpms,
> > automatically rebuild and install them".... shudder)
> Well, I think that adding the soname to the rpm name could help with that:
> dependant apps will still require the old package, until they are rebuilt
> and automatically require the new package.
> The only con I see is that there may be libraries around which are not
> required anymore. But that can easily be solved.

Well if it can be easily solved how come we still have this problem ?
There are several packages that use the soname approach in FC and they
are the ones that are a PITA to cleanup now and then


Nicolas Mailhot
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