Am 30.10.2012 02:08, schrieb Adam Williamson:
> don't get me wrong but where is subtlety necessary here?
> * mysql-libs is a widely used and linked library
> * postfix/sendmail/exim is a binary with alternative symlinks
> different worlds
> different implications
You're entirely missing the point.
I suggested a *packaging mechanism* that we use in another situation.
Not a policy. The mechanism of having 'virtual provides' which multiple
packages can each satisfy is proven to be an effective way of coping
with a situation where multiple packages can provide a given function. I
suggested that it could be used _if_ this case matches that description.
Just because I mentioned sendmail and I mentioned mysql does not mean I
am 'comparing' them
sorry, but you missed my point
there is *no* mechanism out there for dynmic linked libraries
replaced with any other binary incomplatible format like
alternatives, the application linked against a specific version
will simply crash
for get the word 'compare'
it is not possible and if it would there would be no reason
for mass-rebuilds after update to new so-versions of libs