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Re: Bug#553760: replacing libreadline5-dev build dependency with libreadline-dev

On Sun, Nov 01 2009, Matthias Klose wrote:

> Package: fvwm
> Version: 1:2.5.28.ds-2
> Severity: important
> User: doko@debian.org
> Usertags: readline6
> Sent to http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/09/msg00549.html
> As a package maintainer you got this email directly as well.

        Fine, sending to -devel as well.

> Both libreadline-dev (>= 6.0) and libreadline6-dev are now available
> in unstable and testing. If possible, please replace the libreadline5-dev
> build dependency with libreadline-dev, so that in future changes of the
> libreadline soname binNMU's can be used for this kind of update.

        There is not bug here. Perhaps the scripts or tests you use need
 to be tightened?

        The build dependency line reads (in part)
 libreadline-dev | libreadline6-dev | libreadline5-dev,

        Which means that the new packages are picked by default, but it
 is also backports friendly, allowing backporters to still use
 libreadline5-dev. This is strictly better than just using the new
 dependencies. It does not prevent removing libreadline5-dev from
 Squeeze, the package will continue to build just fine.

        Closing the bug,  with no changes.

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