[Fedora-packaging] updating versions policy

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Fri Jul 15 09:43:54 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 10:45 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 01:09:01 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> > I know that with shared libraries, it generally is not a good idea to
> > push an update that involves versioning a shared library because the
> > user may have software their system that is linked against the older
> > shared library, but is there a general policy about other software?
> With "versioning a shared library" here you mean a change in SONAME?



> If your package is the only one which accesses the shared libs, no
> problem. This is most certainly the case when the package doesn't provide
> a public API and if no other package implements an API either. Hence:
> no dependencies in Extras => don't worry about upgrades.

OK - cool

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