Posted Dec 11, 2003 14:04 UTC (Thu) by Peter
In reply to: Conflicts?
Parent article: New features in APT-RPM
Especially older and poorly maintained projects require old libraries so you end with conflicts that are not easy to resolve.
The usual solution to that problem is, when a new library comes out which is not ABI-compatible with an older version, the new one gets a new name. And installs itself so as not to stomp on the old version.
At least that's how things are done with sane developers and distributors. If your version of Linux doesn't do that as a matter of course, you ought to consider upgrading to one that does.
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