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Re: Re: [GENERAL] 7.0 vs. 7.1 (was: latest version?)

From: teg(at)redhat(dot)com (Trond Eivind =?iso-8859-1?q?Glomsr=F8d?=)
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: [GENERAL] 7.0 vs. 7.1 (was: latest version?)
Date: 2000-10-27 18:57:39
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:

> Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:
> > Unfortunately RPM deems a dependency upon libpq.so.2.0 to not be
> > fulfilled by libpq.so.2.1 (how _can_ it know?  A client linked to 2.0
> > might fail if 2.1 were to be loaded under it (hypothetically)).

You link against libpq.so.2 , not libpq.so.2.1. This isn't a problem.

> If the RPM stuff has arbitrarily decided that it won't honor that
> definition, why do we bother with multiple numbers at all?

There is no such problem.
 
> > So, PostgreSQL 7.1 is slated to be libpq.so.2.2, then?
> 
> To answer your question, there are no pending changes in libpq that
> would mandate a major version bump (ie, nothing binary-incompatible,
> AFAIK).  We could ship it with the exact same version number, but then
> how are people to tell whether they have a 7.0 or 7.1 libpq?

If there isn't any changes, why bump it? 
-- 
Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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