Re: Planning new virtual packages for hamm
Gregory S. Stark writes:
> Yann Dirson <email@example.com> writes:
> > ss2, comerr2, e2p2, uuid1, ext2fs2
> > These packages will be referenced in e2fsprogs's shlibs file, in order
> > to get deps right for depending packages.
> > If there are no problems with this, I'll upload a new e2fsprogs with
> > these features on March 18th, approx 18:00 GMT.
> Wait a minute.
> First of all, shouldn't those should really be named libss2, libcomerr2?
Yes. I had dropped the "lib" prefix as redundant when they were real
packages. It is no more the case.
These should really be:
libss2, libcomerr2, libe2p2, libuuid1, libext2fs2
> Second, I think libss is only used by debugfs. If that were broken out into a
> separate non-essential package then libss wouldn't be a problem, right?
Yes, but separating may have to wait for 2.1. There are already quite
a number of changes to do inside frozen, and I feel we should keep
them to a minimum. Brian ?
> The reason i'm concerned is that these aren't the only versions of these
> libraries and we may want to break them out of this source package some day.
> I guess that will be ok as long as the shlibs file refers to the virtual
That's exactly why I splitted. But, as they originally were package
monolithically in an essential package, there are big problems when
splitting (namely, can't use Pre-Depends to ensure e2fsprogs won't
ever be broken because of one of the libs failing to unpack)
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