Re: libtiff status: only 21 to go
Jay Berkenbilt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> BTW, is rebuilding against libtiff-dev (provided by libtiff4-dev) enough,
>> or is build-depending on libtiff4-dev really necessary and why?
> I'll give my opinion, but someone with more experience with Debian
> library issues may contradict me.
> My opinion is that if your application uses libtiff directly and does
> not use any libraries that use libtiff, then there's no reason for you
> to not just use libtiff-dev. At present, libtiff-dev is provided only
> by libtiff4-dev (in sid) because libtiff3g-dev no longer exists (in
> It is possible in the future that more than one package will provide
> libtiff-dev. If I have anything to do with it, should this happen,
> any additional packages that provide libtiff-dev would have versioned
> symbols. I think this means that it would be safe for you to use
> libtiff-dev instead of libtiff4-dev now even if your application uses
> other libraries that also use libtiff, but I'm not 100% sure about
> this because I have not yet learned all the subtitles of versioned
> symbols. (This situation will soon be corrected.)
> I'm sure someone will correct this if I am wrong.