Bug#582238: libebml: New upstream release 0.8.0

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki eric at zhevny.com
Fri May 28 12:46:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 01:44:07PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Am 27.05.2010 23:08, schrieb Eric Dantan Rzewnicki:
>> I have imported libebml into the team's git on alioth and merged the new
>> upstream. I'm new to library packaging, but will solicit assistance from
>> other team members to make this happen.
> Thanks for taking care of libebml.
> Did you notice the many changes to the exported headers? Most probably  
> you should raise the shlibs information (e.g. via "dh_makeshlibs -V").  
> If we are unlucky, upstream even modified the exported ABI, which would 
> mean we need to deviate from upstream and raise the library SONAME.

I did not notice. Thank you for pointing it out. I will definitely need
help like this with library packaging and will look at the issue you
raise. That said ...

I brought this package over to the team's git from the old svn so that
we can all work on it together. Please do what you think is right with
it if you have time and interest. (that goes for anyone else who cares,
too, of course.)

> How did you handle the debian/ directory in the upstream tarball, i.e.  
> how did you manage it to not override the one used for packaging in  
> Debian?

On advice from others in irc:
16:46 < siretart> edrz: try 'git checkout master debian/' to ignore
upstream changes to debian/

Which seemed to take care of it. But, I'm happy to be educated about
whether I should have done something different or additional.

Thanks for the help,

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