Re: Headsup: ncurses soname bump 5 to 6
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 05:21:10PM -0500, Adam Majer wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 09:21:44PM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
>>> There is no hurry, but please start using soname-independent
>>> build-depends on ncurses as 'libncurses-dev | libncurses5-dev' in your
>>> next uploads.
>> Does this mean it /can't/ be handled with binNMUs because you're changing
>> the -dev package name?
> Daniel probably meant "it could be handled by binNMUs" provided people
> upload their package(s) with the new build-depends before the transition
In that case: no, please fix your ncurses 6 package to provide a proper
transition path by adding Provides: libncurses5-dev. You shouldn't plan
transitions in a way that requires uploads to over 400 source packages.
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