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Re: obsoleting shlibs - what's the plan

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 02:22:30AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:25:24AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
>  > All this only happens, when you do an upgrade to the base system.
>  > In my experience I have to rebuild many packages (i.e _all_ due to
>  > very limited update handling in pkgsrc) after I upgrade the base
>  > system to another release. Now you have to do it also when you upgrade
>  > a -current system after a large subsystem was changed. I don't consider
>  > this a problem or even worth this discussion.
> I beg to differ... breaking backwards compatibility for old binaries
> *is* a problem.

Strongly seconded. I've never had issue with older package when upgrading
a system, exept for some threaded apps when switching from a release to
a post-netbsd-4 current which dropped SA support. But I consider as an

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.  
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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