[Debian-hebrew-package] patch: fribidi 0.19 on debian

kobi zamir kobi.zamir at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 20:58:24 UTC 2009


I made the patch so I can play with the pyfribidi 0.8 witch require
fribidi >= 0.19. It will not compile with debian's fribidi. It was an
easy way to install a new version of fribidi without falling over
files from debian's fribidi package. If the commonly used packages
work with the new fribidi api then there is no need for the change.


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> On 03/14/2009 04:53 AM, kobi zamir wrote:
>> Hello
>> I've made a patch for fribidi 0.19, changing it's soname from fribidi
>> to fribidi2.
>> This way it can be installed on a debian machine without breaking
>> software that use pre 0.19 fribidi.
> Do you have any packages in mind that work with older fribidi but not 0.19?
> All I've heard so far is that people are happy that their applications start
> supporting Arabic as soon as they upgrade to fribidi 0.19.  Renaming the
> soname definitely negates all the effort.  I understand that 0.19 removes
> some older API, but I don't know any packages using those old API.  We
> simply pushed 0.19 in Fedora and no one complained.
> behdad
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20656
>> Kobi

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