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Re: Upcoming changes in Tcl/Tk packaging



On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org> wrote:
> Am 25.09.2013 10:25, schrieb Sergei Golovan:
>> Hi fellow developers,
>>
>> I would like to introduce a few significant changes into Debian Tcl/Tk
>> packages. Some of them have quite significant impact on their reverse
>> dependencies which will need a transition, I think. The proposed
>> changes are already in the experimental branch, so anyone could try
>> and break things.
>>
>> The changes are (I use Tcl/Tk 8.5 as an example, but the same changes
>> are applied to 8.4 and 8.6 as well):
Will there is a /usr/bin/tclsh8.6 like python?
>
> would it be possible to drop 8.4 first?
>
>> 1. Multiarchifying Tcl/Tk. This means splitting out the libtcl8.5
>> package with libraries moved to /usr/lib/<triplet> and with common Tcl
>> code in /usr/share/tcltk/tcl8.5. The same is for Tk (libtk8.5 is the
>> new package name). This change doesn't cause any impact on the reverse
>> dependent packages.
>
> Is this just the shared library, or -dev and -dbg packages as well?  Will it be
> possible to cross-build Tcl/Tk extensions?
>
>> Also, current stable upstream Tcl/Tk version is 8.6.1, but I wouldn't
>> like to switch to it now because it'll complicate the process of
>> removing alternatives a lot. But later I'd like to have another
>> transition (switching to 8.6 as default Tcl/Tk version).
>
> Do you have numbers what will break with 8.6?
>
>   Matthias
>
>
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