Use Debian jessie or xenial-proposed as backports in trusty?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Mon Apr 4 10:21:03 UTC 2016

On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:43:35 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
>You'll still have to deal with ensuring that your backports stay up to

If for libs the major version changed, I would move shared libs to /tmp,
upgrade the shared libs packages and then move the old shared libs back
and add the appropriate links.

/usr/lib/ is only used when compiling, at
runtime /usr/lib/* is used, usually the major version,
IOW /usr/lib/ or /usr/lib/

/usr/lib/ -> (or 1.2.0, since it's unimportant at runtime)
/usr/lib/ -> /lib/
/usr/lib/ -> /lib/
/usr/lib/ ->
/usr/lib/ ->

IOW you could upgrade from 1.2.0, to 2.0.0, but keep 1.2.0.

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