Problem roundup

Mike Hearn mike at
Fri Nov 19 14:23:58 CST 2004

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:07:02 +0100, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> I think it's much better to ask packagers to build their packages
> correctly, it will cause much less trouble in the long run.

Oh well, I guess this is the crux of the disagreement. I don't
consider having to have a string-and-chewing-gum ancient distro around to
build binaries that work anywhere a good plan and am willing to hack
around upstream glibc sillyness, whereas you'd rather people have VMs
and such in order to build RPMs each month. 

To be honest I think both views make sense. Thanks to the total lack of
documentation on what the different symvers actually do hacking around
this stuff will always be a bit risky. On the other hand, it's an awful
lot of work for packagers to do, and as the current problems show easy to
mess up.

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