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Re: Proper use of Replaces

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 07:17:38PM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 08:35:22AM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

> > > > 1) Setup toshutils-gtk2 to compile binaries to have different names and
> > > > maybe not have them Conflict.
> > > > 2) Have both packages use the same binary names, remove the Conflict and
> > > > set them up to use alternatives.
> > > > 3) Forget about a GTK+ version and press ahead with a GTK2 only package.
> > > > 4) Forget about a GTK2 version and press ahead with a GTK+ only package.

> > > > I would like to know what everyone thinks.

> > > Forget about the GTK+ 1.2 version, so we can let that library die?

> > Good.  That is what I wanted to do, but I wasn't sure how it would go
> > over.  Second question, how do handle the version numbering?  Increment
> > only the Debian part of the version and include the GTK2 patch as a
> > Debian patch?  Patch the original source and sort of make my own "new
> > upstream release" and increment that main version number?

> > Also, should I plan this bing uploaded to unstable or experimental?

> Hi Steve and Roberto,
> I noticed that Roberto as a new contributer was unsure as to wheather to
> keep using gtk 1.x or to move his app to 2.x. Is there any refernce for
> say RELEASES as to what libraries are to be transitioned to a certain
> version? I recall seeing RC issues about libmysql being mentioned. Was
> there somewhere someone could have gone to read about what version was
> expected to be used in SARGE and thus would have been able to better
> plan a tranistion for his/her app? Is this just 'general knowledge' in
> Debian, to any app developer or would this be good to have listsed as a
> design goal for a release (on the website)?
> Just curious.

It's usually a pretty safe bet that the newest version of the library
present in both testing and unstable is the one to use.  Other than that, if
you have questions about which to use you probably want to talk to the
library maintainers about their plans.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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