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Re: Parallel installability with 1,3,4?

From: Andreas Rottmann
Subject: Re: Parallel installability with 1,3,4?
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 12:53:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> Hey Rotty,
> I just installed g-wrap to /usr/local, to facilitate guile-gnome
> testing. I had the 1.3.4 debian package installed as well. Using (g-
> wrap) picks up the 1.3.4 version, but (g-wrap guile) finds 1.9.1. Of
> course when (g-wrap guile) looks for (g-wrap), it finds the old version
> also.
> In short, the libraries are not parallel-installable. How do you propose
> to fix this? Will g-wrap 1.9.x offer an exact replacement for the old
> API? This seems like unnecessary work to me, if you can make the
> packages parallel-installable. I can't think of a good way to do that,
> though. Unless maybe we spend time with gnucash to upgrade them or move
> them to a namespace that doesn't conflict with the mainline. Or perhaps
> identify what subset of the API they use, produce something equivalent
> and guaranteed to be stable through the 2.x series, and move them to
> that. Because otherwise, who uses g-wrap 1.3.4?
Yes, that (providing the API used by GnuCash) seems a good option.

> I really wish one could pass parameters to modules as they are used,
> e.g. version.
Yes, that would be useful.

> I ended up uninstalling gnucash, as I don't really have money to
> track ;) That's not an option gnucash folks would like to hear,
> though :P

Cheers, Rotty
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