ncurses abi 5

Elan Ruusamäe glen at
Sun Jan 3 17:26:39 CET 2016

On 03.01.2016 15:54, Tomasz Pala wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 12:22:23 +0100, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
>>> >>root at glen ~# poldek -i ncurses
> [...]
>>> >>          file /usr/share/terminfo/E/Eterm-88color from install of ncurses-6.0-3.x86_64 conflicts with file from package ncurses-
>> >[...]
>> >
>> >Use compat-ncurses5 for this instead of creating yet another unnecessary
>> >package.
> As a general rule, we should explicitly forbid mixing libraries with
> other resources (manuals, binaries, config files, data) as it breaks multilib.
> While noarch data can be worked around by using the same versions of
> libraries (provided they are available!), the others cannot coexist. For
> example, let's do some dumb check:
exactly my point, altho i had different "multilib" here (not mixed arch, 
but just same library different versions)
but having used "real" multilib as well, i know the pain.

mandrake (or it friends) used to have ALWAYS libFOON package, FOO = 
libname, N = soname
afaik debian also does something like this.


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