Re: No libtiff transition for sarge
On 2004-08-08 Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just a note from an outsider in case someone hasn't already noted the
> Unless the release managers drop their current release plan and revert
> the base freeze, the libtiff transition can't get into sarge .
Why? Which base packages depend on libtiff?
> This means that fixes for packages depending directly or indirectly on
> libtiff (e.g. via depending on libgtk2.0-0) that aren't already in
> testing have to go through testing-proposed-updates.
No. Only base is frozen. Neither libtiff nor libgtk2.0-0 are in base.
> It's therefore also impossible for packages like Gimp 2 or XEmacs to be
> included in Debian 3.1 .
Neither Gimp 2 nor XEmacs are in base.
>  OK, you could upload half of GNOME recompiled against an older
Nicely spotted. Seems like libgpg-error0 somehow missed radar, another
case for tpu, imho.
> and other packages recompiled against older versions
> of e.g. slang1 to testing-proposed-updates , but that definitely
> takes more time than dropping the current freeze.
Remind me to shoot the slang maintainer, nothing in the changelogs for
1.4.9dbs-5 and 1.4.9dbs-4 explains why he bumped the shlibs file from
libslang 1-UTF8 slang1a-utf8 (>> 1.4.6-dbs-2)
in 1.4.9dbs-3 to
libslang 1-UTF8 slang1a-utf8 (>> 1.4.9dbs-4)
The sourcepackage does not explain this either, afaict there was no
change in the ABI at all.
>  Additionally, gnutls11 would have to be unfrozen and recompiled
> with the internal libtasn1 .
gnutls11 is scheduled for special case handling anyway, iirc.
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