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Re: upgrade orfeotoolbox to 5.0

On 06-09-15 09:58, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 1:13 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> Splitting the libraries into separate binary packages with symbols will
>> get rid of 39 lintian issues.
>> Making sure the binary package names match the SONAME will get rid of
>> the lintian warning for another three packages:
>> W: otb-bin-qt: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libOTBQtWidget-5.0-1
>> W: otb-bin: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libOTBCommandLine-5.0-1
>> libOTBCommandLineParser-5.0-1
>> W: libotb: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames
>> libOTBApplicationEngine-5.0-1 libOTBCarto-5.0-1 libOTBCommon-5.0-1
>> libOTBCurlAdapters-5.0-1 libOTBEdge-5.0-1 libOTBExtendedFilename-5.0-1
>> libOTBFuzzy-5.0-1 libOTBGdalAdapters-5.0-1 libOTBIOBSQ-5.0-1
>> libOTBIOGDAL-5.0-1 libOTBIOKML-5.0-1 libOTBIOLUM-5.0-1
>> libOTBIOMSTAR-5.0-1 libOTBIOMW-5.0-1 libOTBIOONERA-5.0-1
>> libOTBIORAD-5.0-1 libOTBIOTileMap-5.0-1 libOTBImageBase-5.0-1
>> libOTBImageIO-5.0-1 libOTBImageManipulation-5.0-1 libOTBMathParser-5.0-1
>> libOTBMetadata-5.0-1 libOTBOSSIMAdapters-5.0-1
>> libOTBOpenThreadsAdapters-5.0-1 libOTBPolarimetry-5.0-1
>> libOTBProjection-5.0-1 libOTBRCC8-5.0-1 libOTBStreaming-5.0-1
>> libOTBSupervised-5.0-1 libOTBTestKernel-5.0-1 libOTBTransform-5.0-1
>> libOTBVectorDataBase-5.0-1 libOTBVectorDataIO-5.0-1 libOTBWavelet-5.0-1
>> libotbossimplugins-5.0-1 libotbsiftfast-5.0-1
> I don't see how this is useful for the OTB users, and it adds a lot of
> complexity to the maintenance of the package.
> Why would you split this? If one day external applications start using
> OTB it may be worth it, but now I don't see the added value.

Because the other otb packages can then depend only on the library
packages they actually use, as can the library package among themselves.
That's why we do this for qgis too, despite upstream not caring about that.

Handling shared libraries properly now is better than starting when
other packages start to depend on otb. If you don't want to deal with
shared library complexity, don't touch packages that contain them.
Otherwise handle them properly as documented in the Policy.

Kind Regards,


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