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Bug#838234: transition: readline/readline6

Control: forwarded -1 https://release.debian.org/transitions/html/readline7.html


On 18/09/16 20:43, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Package: release.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
> Usertags: transition
> readline 7.0 is now released, changing the soversion. The idea is to upload the
> readline package from experimental (plus providing the libreadline*6-dev
> packages), and stop building the -dev packages and common packages from
> readline6.  Afaics, the API didn't change; for rebuild tests I only see build
> failures for unrelated reasons.  readline and readline6 can stay in testing for
> some time, but readline6 should be removed from testing before the stretch release.
> I haven't done a test rebuild on unstable, but building on Ubuntu yakkety. The
> current state of the transition can be seen at
> http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/html/readline.html

Sounds good. I'd prefer to see a test rebuild on sid, but I think we could go
ahead with this as it's a separate source and shouldn't block anything.


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