Applications and bundled libraries
Posted Mar 18, 2010 15:04 UTC (Thu) by NAR
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If $distro ships libevent2-1.4.9 for example, there are two choices:
1. you need libevent.so.2-1.4.10: fine, make it a dependency of chromium and let the distro update their libevent2.
What happens if libevent.so.2-1.4.10 breaks some other application? There are surprising number of applications that actually depend even on specific bugs being present in a library (because e.g. the bug was there years ago and they've implemented a workaround which will be broken by the proper fix)...
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