some kind of backward compatibility [was: Update to Firebird 3.0]

Rene Engelhard rene at
Wed Jun 15 11:36:42 UTC 2016


On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 01:13:36PM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> > But then you require basically fb2.5 and fb3.0 at runtime, or at least 
> > to convert this. Which is even worse, and either of both might not exist
> > (anymore)
> Well, we require fb2.5 at runtime to run the utility, and fb3.0 at
> runtime to run LibreOffice. No executable requires both.

But given we need to ship the utility, too.. And that utility needs to be

> We do require both at build time, if one wants to build both the
> utility and libreoffice in the same "make" invocation.


> > I doubt e.g. Debian will provide both so they can be installed
> > parallel....
> Debian often does so when there are several mutually incompatible file
> formats or APIs. E.g. PostgreSQL versions, libdb versions, etc.

Yeah, I know. I am just basing on current firebird packaging in Debian where
it doesn't.



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