Re: Headsup: ncurses soname bump 5 to 6
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:02:14PM -0300, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 14:39 +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Indeed, what would this imply for our LSB compatibility?
> > http://refspecs.linux-foundation.org/LSB_3.2.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/libncurses.html
> > seems to say libncurses.so.5 is the required one, will we lose LSB
> > compatibility if we start shipping libncurses.so.6 instead?
> Upstream is doing that change; ncurses can't be forever stalled because
> of LSB, you see.
As I understand it, upstream simply mandates either libncurses.so.5 or
libncurses.so.6 based on the configure flags for enabling mouse-wheel
support. The Debian maintainer has decided to add those flags
post-lenny, thus changing the soname.