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Re: Accepted sdl-image1.2 1.2.2-1 (i386 source)

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 08:32:59 -0500
"Christian T. Steigies" <cts@debian.org> wrote:
> >   It might be worthwhile to adjust the shlibs of libsdl-image1.2,
> > though (to tighten the dependency of binary packages)
> >   Otherwise people could upgrade the recompiled packages without
> > upgrading sdl-image.
> Somehow I haven't seen a consensus here yet. Do I update the soname or not?
> Do I create a separate package or not?

You need to update the soname, and create a different package.
> As I understand it, we need another package to have both versions of the
> library. 

Well, the old library can be "deprecated".

> But if both are to be installed at the same time, the soname has to
> be different. If the soname is different, we break compatibility with
> upstream? Another can of worms...

The upstream needs to be notified, and upstream needs to fix it.
Debian will try to help upstream through sending patches, and 


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