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Re: packaging and binary incompatibility coming from the compiler



On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Patrice Dumas wrote:

Sometimes changes in the compiler leads to binary incompatibility. How
to deal with these kind of incompatibilitites? I don't think that using
the soname for those kind of incompatibilities is right, are there other
technniques?

The Fedora technique has been to rebuild all packages when a new compiler breaking the ABI is introduced. This means new compiler ABIs can only coincide with new Fedora releases, and it's been working quite well.

Linus


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