libgeda & soname changes (was Re: ongoing curl transition pain)
On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 12:42:29AM +0100, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 11:40:35PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > uploaded, sitting in the NEW queue.
> Now in incoming. :)
<Grumble> I don't suppose there is any chance of the rest of NEW being
looked at? libgeda has been waiting 2 weeks now for a simple soname
The situation with libgeda is:
- libgeda and geda-* are released by upstream as a matched set. They
could come from one tarball, though upstream splits them up. (They are
all in one upstream repository though.)
- There are no other packages using libgeda. If some were to evolve
we would have plenty of warning.
- Every geda-* release (which is usually only 1-3 per year) changes
- Therefore I don't see any value in having the correct soname in
the library's binary package name. This just creates delay and
work for ftp-master for no return.
We discussed this in #400307 before etch was released. At the time I
fixed the dependencies but left the soname wrong. This violated policy
but was not actually harmful.
Now with the latest upload I fixed the soname, and have immediately hit
delayed NEW processing again. This was the reason why I stopped updating
the library name a while back.
What do you suggest?
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>