OpenAL and freealut
thierry at doppeltgemoppelt.de
Fri Feb 17 09:41:24 UTC 2006
just wanted to give some explanations as to the current OpenAL situation.
Upstream has split freealut from OpenAL since it was last packaged for
Debian, which has the consequence that the new OpenAL version can not be
uploaded without freealut without breaking the libraries and applications
depending on libopenal.
I have imported both the new version of OpenAL (0.0.8) and the latest ALUT
(1.0.1) into the SVN repository. They both build fine in pbuilder. For OpenAL
I had to add an epoch in order to cope with the change in the versioning
scheme (dpkg considers 0.0.8 to be less than 0.2005080600). There still
remains a problem with libopenal still building with the same soname as
always, but I am not quite sure how to solve this.
The way I understand it, upstream needs to change the library version that is
passed to libtool for each API/ABI change of the library, which as I
understand it was not the case so far. This is mainly due to the fact that
upstream didn't use libtool in earlier versions packaged for Debian. They do
use libtool now, though, so things already be a little better. However, the
library version is still the same as ever (0.0.0) thus still breaking packages
built against earlier versions of libopenal.
I am very new to all of this, and I am not certain about how to solve this
problem. If someone knowledgeable could help out, that'd be great. Maybe I
should take this to debian-mentors?
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