Re: Upcoming guile 1.4 -> 1.6 transition.
Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm not talking afout changing the SONAME, which would break binary
> compatibility with upstream and other distributions, and we don't want
> that. I'm just talking about changing the package names, without
> changing anything else.
Ahh, I've seen the C++ plan now, and that might be our best choice.
But rather than the g16 you recommended, how about scm16? I feel like
ghe g prefix would be more likely to make people think of the libc6
"g", or perhaps gtk or glib. We'd have libguile-foo-scm16 until (as
the C++ plan indicates) the upstream versions change their soname
again, and then you drop the -scmX. As the C++ plan also states, the
new libfoo-scm16 library packages would need to conflict with with the
> The problem is that this way, we break partial upgrades.
For those joining this on debian-devel, we're working in a staging
area http://people.debian.org/~rlb/guile-1.6-staging/, and you can use
this sources.list line if you want to try things out as we move along:
deb http://people.debian.org/~rlb/guile-1.6-staging/ ./
rlb @defaultvalue.org, @linuxdevel.com, and @debian.org
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