Bug#547393: libjpeg8 transition.
On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 10:38:37PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 16:29:17 +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > One issue with this transition is that a number of packages still depends on
> > libjpeg62-dev instead of libjpeg-dev. This might cause packages to have uninstallable
> > build-dependency until they are fixed.
> I guess that depends if we need to keep building some things against
> libjpeg62. If not, maybe libjpeg62-dev can become a dummy transitional
> package for libjpeg8-dev. If yes, then those packages depending on
> libjpeg62-dev should have bugs filed (probably at important severity
> for now).
Given the large legacy of libjpeg62, it is probably safer to keep it.
Also having libjpeg62-dev an alias for libjpeg8-dev is going to be
confusing. I will report bug to packages that Depends on libjpeg62-dev
as a first step.
Imagine a large red swirl here.