Re: Changes in t1lib.
Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I suggest the following:
> 1. Rename existing t1lib (1.3.1) source package to t1lib-old or
> something like that. Alter it to provide *only* the t1lib1 and
> t1lib-dev binary packages. Update t1lib-dev's package description to
> indicate that this version of the library is strongly deprecated and
> that developers should port their software to t1lib 5.0.0 instead.
> Direct them to the libt1-dev package, and a URL to a migration guide
> if one is available. You might also want to use a NEWS.Debian entry
> for this purpose. I would also add a note to t1lib1's package
> description indicating that the package is only depended upon by
> packages which haven't been updated to use the newer version of the
> library yet.
> 2. Package t1lib 5.0.0 as source package t1lib, providing libt1-5,
> libt1-dev, libt1-doc, and libt1-bin (or t1lib-bin -- Policy doesn't
> suggest that you name this last item one way or the other).
> 3. Lean on the maintainers of t1lib-dependent packages to port their
> stuff to t1lib 5.0.0. Given that it's release season, you'll
> probably meet with even more resistance than usual. It might be more
> fruitful to work with package's upstreams. You'll also need to
> identify any package relationships against t1lib-dev and t1lib-doc
> (and t1lib-bin, if you rename it to libt1-bin as I suggest), and file
> bugs against those packages requesting updates.
> 4. After sarge is released (or before, if by some miracle step 3 is
> completed before it is too deeply frozen), file a bug against
> ftp.debian.org requesting the removal of the t1lib-old source package
> (or whatever you called it).
> That's one way to go about this that should not require any
> pseudopackages. Needless to say, steps 1 and 2 should happen in rapid
> succession, or simultaneously.
Another nice thing about this is that even if you only complete #2
before sarge's release it is a huge gain, backports will be a lot
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