Re: Upcoming libgpm transition
On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:00:48 +0300, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I've just uploaded a new upstream gpm version to experimental, it
> bumps the SONAME, and this is needed to fix an RC bug(s). From the
> * Debian broke ABI compatibility with upstream long time ago, the patch
> got merged upstream recently but the new field was added in a different
> place in the structure. With the new 1.20.3~pre3 release Debian had
> to be either incompatible with previous Debian gpm versions or with
> upstream again, but quite helpfully upstream bumped the SONAME.
> (Closes: #412927, #470882, #473496, #476431)
> - Add a new libgpm2 and libgpm-dev packages.
> - Remove the libgpmg1 package.
> - Make the libgpmg1-dev a dummy package to ease the transition.
> This will only require binNMUs. So please tell us when it'd be fine to
> upload to unstable, although it will have to leave from NEW first.
gpm has just been accepted into experimental.