Re: depricating libgmp2
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Gopal Narayanan wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 09:00:51AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > Libgmp2 is basicly a rotting pile of junk. There is no upstream
> > maintainer, and any actual bugs found there are all fixed in the new,
> > maintained, libgmp3.
> > I'm getting tired of having to drag this lump along every time I make a
> > policy driven change to libgmp3. (see current bugs on libgmp2)
> > I don't know of a single package that requires libgmp2 over libgmp3, and
> > the current packaging allows only one -dev package, so the transition is
> > seamless to the dependent packages.
> > If there is someone out there who just has to have this package, I would
> > love it if you would take over the package. Otherwise I'm ready to retire
> > this package.
> > Can anyone suggest a reason I should NOT remove libgmp2?
> I converted the yacas package from depending on libgmp2 to libgmp3,
> and forwarded changes upstream a month or two ago. The changes were
Is there anything I can do to libgmp3 to make the transition easier?
(Like, just what were the "minimal" changes?)
> minimal and migration was easy. BTW only a handful of packages remain
> in main that depend on libgmp2:
> gopal@auric:/org/ftp.debian.org/ftp/dists/woody/main/binary-i386$grep-dctrl -F Depends -spackage,maintainer libgmp2 Packages
Wow! What a cool package! I'm downloading it as we speak. This will be
very useful. Thanks!
I had no idea so many packages used gmp, much less the large number still
I'll contact the maintainers, and see if I can get them to transition to
libgmp3. Once that transition is complete we should be able to drop the
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