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Re: Control: reassign -1 src:gdcm 2.8.7-2

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 11:41:10AM +0100, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> As you've noticed the ABI breakage occur in between two minor uploads
> -1 and -2. So I suspect this may confuse reader that bug be reported
> against src:gdcm, since obviously not a single line change could have
> occurred in between two minor uploads.

I don't understand this sentence of yours.
The debian revision in a version doesn't convey any particular meaning
about the "dimension" of the changes.  In fact going from 2.8.7-1 to
2.8.7-2 could techinically ship a completely different upstream tarball
with completely different code in it, still you would call that a "minor

So everything could have happened in between.

> Trying to read the changelog of 2.8.7-2 I only find reference to py3
> changes, however digging a bit in the d/control Deps I can see a
> switch from vtk6 to vtk7:
> https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/gdcm/commit/616785342cdfc6747125a3f505af0b985d4d8fee
> Since libvtkgdcm2.8 is a c++ project, I suspect that any change of any
> inherited c++ class will change the ABI. I would suggest that
> libvtkgdcm2.8 be removed, and a new binary package libvtk7gdcm2.8 be
> uploaded instead.

Please also read the rest of my email, that's what I deduced and
recomended as well (apart from suggesting a particular name for the

Also, before doing that somebody should check all the other binaries,
and verify they didn't change their ABI either.

BTW, it bothers me quite a lot that such a big change as moving from
VTK6 to VTK7 has not been mentioned in the changelog at all.

                        Mattia Rizzolo

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