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Re: fails to build against htslib 1.3.1

On 05/04/2016 11:29 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 04, 2016 at 11:03:36AM +0200, Olivier Sallou wrote:
>> I don't understand however why bug is not fixed or lowered yet.
>> [0]https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=822701
> What I do not understand if I read inside the bug report
>> This seems to happen with every htslib upgrade in the past few releases.
>> bcftools builds have also been breaking as a result and I was a little
>> confused. Aren't backwards-compatibility breaks supposed to be indicated
>> by soname bumps? Or is this because samtools, bcftools, and htslib are
>> all maintained by the same group, so they rely on the unstable internal
>> interfaces?
> that developers of quite important libs (important in terms of breaking
> about 20 packages - probably way more unpackaged software) are not able
> to craft a reliable interface.  I wonder whether we should try to
> explain them the trouble they are creating with their release management
> and whether we should upload any new version to experimental first and
> test other packages against it.
It seems that the different tools they provide need to match all the
same version, and for them this  is certainly viewed as a "pack".
Which means we need to upload/update all this tools at the same time for
each new release.

Updating one package will force the update of the other packages.
> Kind regards
>       Andreas.

Olivier Sallou
IRISA / University of Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu, 35000 RENNES - FRANCE

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