RFC: Migrating to TIFF 4.0.1
I'm going to link GeoTiff against the new libtiff5. Of course, the Geotiff
library does not change its own interface and soname at all, but a few rdeps
link both GeoTIFF AND the old TIFF, so a similar change is requested for
those programs. In the meantime, I would expect some breakages in those
packages which would try linking both the new and the old TIFF library.
The result I suspect would depend on the order of linking (but I'm not
sure about that). A better plan would be introducing an ad-hoc SONAME
in current GeoTIFF and manage a proper transition for all. This would
be also a better solution for non packaged programs out there.
Do you confirm?
Francesco P. Lovergine