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On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 15:26 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> When the soname of a lib changes between versions of a package, we need
> to do a revdep-rebuild --soname <old lib> to make sure all programs that
> link against the old lib are rebuilt to use the new one. In order to
> not break currently installed programs, it is best for a package to keep
> the old version around until this process is done and the user deletes
> the file. Currently it is up to the individual package maintainers to
> do this in their own way. I've had to do it enough times that I decided
> it might be best to just write something into eutils.eclass to handle
> it... so...
In my experience most packages that change their .so versioning do so
unneeded, best is to just fix the upstream versioning & ask the
maintainers to do it 'correctly'. Only in a few select cases it is
really needed to do revdep-rebuild.
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