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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 21 September 2006 07:59, Brian Harring wrote:
>> Why have the explicit var? Because 0.9.7a through 0.9.7c may all be
>> compatible, but 0.9.7d isn't. If you force an automatic algo that
>> tries to (effectively) guess, you get a lot of rebuilds through a,b,c,
>> end result being folks likely update less because it becomes a bigger
>> pain in the ass.
> if it isnt compatible then it shouldnt have the same SONAME, simple as
> that ... that is after all the point of encoding the ABI version number into
> the SONAME
> forcing devs to maintain a manual var which is basically duplicating the
> SONAME smells like maintenance nightmare
Not adding it into the ebuild means that it's impossible to show in
advance what packages will actually be installed, because you don't know
whether the sover will bump.
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