Re: Bug#418637: Please consider a binNMU on reprepro due to libarchive transition.
On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 09:27:48AM +0200, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > patch that reverts the SONAME change in the autotools by breaking the
> > link between the upstream version string and the library version info
> > and setting version info directly.
> I would instead leave the upstream code alone, and provide libarchive.so.1
> as a backwards-compatible symlink to libarchive.so.2, permitting the package
> name to be reverted to libarchive1. Doing it the other way has the downside
> that any binaries built on Debian will be incompatible with other systems.
That sounds reasonable, and addresses my concern about binary
compatibility. I am still not sure why this hack is needed, but I don't
think it will break anything.