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Re: portage vs yum



Peter Gordon <peter <at> thecodergeek.com> writes:
> IIRC, whereas Yum and other binary-based systems such as APT track literal
> libraries (e.g., "libfoo.so.42(ABI_TAG)"),

That's how RPM does it (and yum and apt-rpm then compute dependencies based on 
that information), yes.

DPKG doesn't support that, so Debian's solution is to just call the package 
providing libfoo.so.42 libfoo42, so when libfoo.so.43 comes out, the packages 
will require libfoo43 and apt will know that libfoo42 is insufficient.

        Kevin Kofler


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