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Re: Bug#318590: Bug#325643: libcurl and moc

On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:12:43PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 04:04:27AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 12:24:18PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > > > >  - libcurl3              (GnuTLS, soname: libcurl.so.3)

> > > >   So the libcurl3 in sarge and etch will have ABI incompatibilities?

> > > at the release time of etch this problem will regard only
> > > external software. this kind of installations will be able to use
> > > libcurl3-openssl-dev package or switch to GnuTLS.

> > > is this reasonable enough?

> > No, definitely not.  You cannot change the ABI of an existing library
> > package, especially not one that's been in a stable release; you need
> > to rename it instead.

> so we need both libcurl3-openssl and libcurl3-gnutls until libcurl4? i
> am not seeing this as a problem.

If there is really a reason to regard the SSL_CTX change as an ABI
change, then yes, that may be the best option.  I don't know if we need
to consider SSL_CTX an ABI incompatibility, though.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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