Re: Request to NMU libsafe
On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 01:53:01PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Yotam Rubin writes:
> > Greetings,
> > The last libsafe upload has been over a year ago. Since then, libsafe
> > has accumulated a large number of bugs. The current Debian release doesn't
> > seem to be very effective. I've packaged the latest libsafe and made it
> > available at: http://126.96.36.199/Fendor/debian/libsafe/
> > Can someone NMU that? I've contacted the maintainer but received no reply.
> > It's a shame that libsafe wouldn't be usable for Debian users.
> - the upload isn't marked as a NMU
It's not. I only included the fixes.
> - the package does not build from source (calls ldconfig):
That slipped in. It was actually disabled before I merged some patches.
> - the package does not build a -dev package. Correct?
Indeed it doesn't, and it shouldn't.
> - the package overwrites the old library? Correct, if it's an
> extension only. But then it needs to be marked in the shlibs file.
> Else you need to build a libsafe2 and libsafe-dev package.
> OTOH, no package depends on libsafe.
Fixed. A new upload will take place in several hours.
> So it seems, we don't gain much to replace one buggy version with the
> next buggy version.
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