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Re: libcurl2 7.12.0-1 breakage and its removal from unstable

Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> [...]
>> On the other hand it looks like 7.11 is the last release of libcurl2
>> and the 7.12 s´hould become libcurl3. So an epoch could be used on 7.11 and
>> would be gone when libcurl2 is phased out of debian. The new libcurl3
>> wouldn't be affected by this.
> You are missung the fact that curl and libcurl2 are built from the
> same source package, therefore the epoch would apply to the
> curl-binary package too and would have to be continued in libcurl3.
>                   cu andreas

The source and every deb build by the source can have different
versions. Look at gcc-defaults for an example.

You could even wait for libcurl3 and a new curl being uploaded and
then change libcurl2 to 1:7.11 and to not build curl anymore (since
libcurl3 does that then).

Endless possibilities.


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