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Re: Planning for libidn shared library version transition

Hi Simon!

* Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> [2021-05-24 19:34]:
I want to upload a new upstream libidn release into Debian, but upstream
has done a shared library transition.
You should probably read the Release Team documentation [1] on library
transitions if you haven't done so already.

Is the first step on the transition to provide a libidn-dev package
experimental (and after the release, unstable) and make all reverse
build-dependencies use it?
Generally, it is a good idea to have a libidn-dev package instead of
libidn11-dev, so +1 on that. It will avoid sourceful uploads of
reverse-dependencies in the future.

However, I noticed that Debian ships with the successor library
libidn2 already, and its homepage says it provides a compatibility
layer for libidn. So wouldn't it be better to sunset libidn in favor
of the new version?


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