Re: No libtiff transition for sarge
On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 06:00:28PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 06:46:09PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > [...]
> >> >  OK, you could upload half of GNOME recompiled against an older
> >> > libgpg-error0
> >> Nicely spotted. Seems like libgpg-error0 somehow missed radar, another
> >> case for tpu, imho.
> > Woops! That's was really my fault. I check that there were no internal
> > need to upgrade shlibs, but I forgot to change shlibs creation.
> > Anyway, such change should be made, as new interfaces have been added
> > from 0.7 to 1.0. A package using that should be able to say that he
> > needs the new version.
> If you have new features shlibs needs to be bumped. To fix this in sid
> it looks like you have to upload the old 0.7 version with an epoch or
> as 1.0-realy-0.7 and recompile everything against it (assuming nothing
> uses the new features yet).
> Both is rather ugly.
Could anyone explain how this could work in practice?
Since in both cases the version would be higher than the one currently
in unstable, a package compiled with 1.0 would be allowed to use 0.7 .
You could add versioned conflicts for current users of libgpg-error0 in
unstable and update the build dependencies of such packages using
"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed