fsateler at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 16:13:28 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 02:48 +0100, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> > Od: Felipe Sateler <fsateler at gmail.com>
> FS > Package: release.debian.org
> FS > Severity: normal
> FS > User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
> FS > Usertags: transition
> FS > New upstream liblo bumps SONAME, so we need to transition. Also, we take
> FS > this opportunity to change the -dev package name to unversion it.
> FS > liblo-dev now provides liblo0-dev to avoid breaking too many packages.
> FS > However, rosegarden and sineshaper have versioned build-dependencies on
> FS > liblo0-dev. They both require versions already in oldstable, so a simple
> FS > NMU dropping the versioning is enough for them. All other packages
> FS > should require binNMUs, and the new version is supposed to be
> FS > API-compatible with the old one.
> JM > Hi Felipe,
> JM > sorry for newbie like question I don't understand how this process should be
> JM > done.
> JM > Can I help with it somehow?
> JM > btw lv2fil and zynjacku package I would like get uploaded will take advantage
> JM > from new liblo version.
> FE> Basically, we are waiting for the release team's approval to upload the
> FE> new version to unstable. Because there cannot be any packages that are
> FE> not built by any source, the new liblo (package name liblo7) cannot
> FE> migrate into testing until all the applications that use liblo
> FE> (depending on package liblo0ldbl) are ready to migrate too, so that the
> FE> old liblo package can be removed at the same time. This process gets
> FE> complicated if several libraries are transitioning, since they may get
> FE> entangled.
> This mean change build dependency in control file from "liblo0-dev" to "liblo0-dev (>= 0.26)" and re-upload all packages just after new liblo will move to sid?
Actually, the name changed from liblo0-dev to liblo-dev (to avoid these
name changes in the future). So if you _need_ the newer liblo,
build-depend on liblo-dev. If not, use liblo-dev | liblo0-dev.
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