Re: transition: libcurl3 -> libcurl4
On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 11:14:56AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 07:25:23PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 08:48:03AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 02:09:42PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > > > he already expressed the intention to keep it, curl 7.16.x is on the
> > > > road since oct 2006.
> > > Grmbl.
> > > I wonder if it's worth adding a compat shim for the old symbol versions.
> > uh?
> It would be possible to add all of the old symbol versions to libcurl.so.4
> and provide a libcurl.so.3 -> libcurl.so.4 symlink, to provide full
> backwards compatibility. I'm pondering out loud whether this would be worth
> the effort of doing.
> > > > the -dev package names went from libcurl3-* to libcurl4-*. how i can
> > > > keep the old ones? should i push the original scheme of some years ago
> > > > in which no soname is in the -dev packages?
> > > That would be fine with me (and preferable in the general case), so long as
> > > packages that build-depend on libcurl3-dev can still be built -- either by
> > > restoring the libcurl3-dev real package, or by making whatever the new -dev
> > > package is Provides: libcurl3-dev.
> > so it would be:
> > libcurl4-dev provide: libcurl-dev
> > libcurl4-openssl-dev provide: libcurl-dev, libcurl-ssl-dev, libcurl3-openssl-dev
> > libcurl4-gnutls-dev provide: libcurl-dev, libcurl-ssl-dev, libcurl3-gnutls-dev
> > libcurl-dev and libcurl-ssl-dev are already in place since the
> > non-ssl/ssl scission, long time ago.
> > my intention is to add also a non-ssl libcurl flavour with
> > libcurl4-dev. libcurl3-dev has been a transition package to install
> > libcurl3-openssl-dev. hence those depending on libcurl3-dev instead of
> > libcurl3-openssl would have a bug.
> That's incredibly lame, given that libcurl3-dev is what most packages
> build-depend on (62 out of 73, according to 'dak rm'). My entire point was
> that you shouldn't break your library's reverse-dependencies without reason!
libcurl4-openssl-dev should provide also libcurl3-dev, ok?
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