libc-client2007 transition

Jonas Smedegaard dr at
Sun Jan 18 19:28:53 GMT 2009

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On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:08:14AM +0000, James Westby wrote:

>Do you think that Luca's suggestion to follow you in Debian and pull 
>your revert of the SONAME, and then "un-transition" the packages that 
>we had rebuilt for the new SONAME is a good one?

I generally believe that it is best for derivatives to keep as close as 
possible to their upstream as possible - from a technical point of view, 
disregarding other opinions about the Ubuntu "fork" specifically.

In this case I see no "collateral damage" with this approach. But really 
I am not following Ubuntu closely so cannot reliably judge the 
implications (as example, when I a few years ago helped repackage the 
MoinMoin wiki engine for Ubuntu I was caught by your choice of switching 
to a newer default Python version).

Good luck with this!

  - Jonas

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