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From: Tor Arntsen <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 13:39:38 +0200

On Jun 4, 12:24, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>On Linux, this means that the shared library will be named when
>installed. Other operating systems will have similar bumps in the numbering,
>moving from 2 to 3.
>This should allow older programs to remain using the 2 (since they
>theoretically might use the function we've removed) until they are rebuilt to
>use the 3 one.

You're right, but unfortunately the Debian packaging was done incorrectly --
the previous libcurl (containing .deb was named 'libcurl2',
and a new package (libcurl3 presumably) should have been created, with But the libcurl2 package have simply been changed to now
contain, and apt-get upgrade will then remove the old .so
in the process. In other words, everything using will brake,
there's no way to keep both so.2 and so.3 in the system :-(
Clearly this is an error by the Debian package manager, and presumably
this will be corrected (as there's now a bug report in the Debian BTS).

Received on 2004-06-04