On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So, in your opinion, if we have 'foo' and 'libfoo' which are strictly
> version-bound, we can't allow users to install older versions?
Obviously the real issue is when libfoo is libpng or openssl or whatever.
It almost makes you wonder if the solution is to do a LOT more
slotting. Maybe with the right automation slotting could be less
painful to maintain. Of course, if you take that to the ultimate
extreme you'd just have every package install each file with a hash in
the filename and then have /usr/bin et all be a collection of
symlinks. And before you know it you're running Plan9. :)