[Fedora-packaging] Re: Automatic detection of Requires and versions

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Jan 9 19:14:37 UTC 2008

Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:58:23AM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> Patrice Dumas (pertusus at free.fr) said: 
>>> If something is added between 2.8 and 2.10 while ABI is kept compatible 
>>> and the soname isn't changed, and that new thing is needed, then the 
>>> soname is not enough.
>> Only in the case when you're running something built against, say
>> Fedora 8, on Fedora < 8. (Or Fedora 8 from some number of months
>> ago, I suppose, if people are gratuitously upgrading libraries.)
> As said this has happened with real life use cases: 

But these cases are (should be!) much the exception, and not the rule.

-- Rex

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