Bug#639015: libffi soname change upcoming

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Tue Oct 4 15:30:42 CEST 2011


Am Donnerstag, den 29.09.2011, 11:39 +0100 schrieb Simon Marlow:
> > I’m not sure if I got your conclusion: Do you expect problems if the RTS
> > and libraries were built against different versions of libffi, or not?

> To answer your question: yes I would expect problems. 

Thanks for your assessment.

Matthias, I hope you understand why I would not drop the libffi
dependencies from the Haskell packages; better safe than sorry. I can
supervise the resulting binNMU-orgy, if you prefer.

>  My question was: 
> how do other (non-Haskell) packages on Debian that contain static 
> libraries deal with this problem?  We should follow whatever approach is 
> used by others.

I’m actually not sure if we have this situation (various interdepending
static libraries dynamically linking libffi).

OCAML might be in a similar situation, but it seems that they don’t use
libffi. Their packages do, however, all seem to have a dependency on
libc6 which corresponds to our situation. Only that a so-name bump of
libc is probably less frequent than one in libffi...


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