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SubjectRe: Announcing Binary Compatibility/Testing
El Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:32:14 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds <> escribió:

> No we don't.
> Yes, we "have the technology". But it's not actually used for libc (which
> is most of the problematic stuff), so we do not actually have library
> versioning.

is that a solvable problem?
quoting some dragonfly thread (whose aim is to implement something which
would solve that)

[...] via VFS 'environments', causes any particular package to see only
the dependancies that it depends on, and the proper version of said
dependancies as well. Multiple versions of third party apps that normally
conflict with each other could be installed simultaniously. The
packaging-system-controlled VFS environment would also hide everything a
package does not depend on, like other libraries in the system, in order
to guarentee that the dependancies listed in the packaging system are in
fact what the application depends on. There's no point in having a
packaging system that can't detect broken and incorrect dependancies or
we wind up with the same mess that we have with ports.

Diego Calleja (who wonders if this is feasible/worth of it)
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