On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 02:38:48PM -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote: > At 2003-10-01T18:43:39Z, Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Ideally that should occur only when there is an incompatible change to the > > ABI (application binary interface) provided by the library, and not as > > some sort of parallel to the package version number. > > It was my understanding that they bumped the version number to reflect an > incompatible change to the ABI.
That is probably the case, for some value of "incompatible". I must admit that I have no direct knowledge of exactly why the shlib version number was bumped. However it was decided, the ABI for libintl.so seems to be remarkably mutable: strange therefore that all of the software that depends on that library seems to recompile against the new shlib version completely smoothly and that it seems to be possible to futz the shlib version issue by creating appropriate symlinks... Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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