Bug#426647: FLAC 1.1.4 is coming, library transition imminent

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Wed May 30 18:12:26 UTC 2007

On Mi, 2007-05-30 at 00:18 -0700, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> Package: gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
> Version: 0.10.5-5
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> This is to let you know I've gotten around to packaging FLAC 1.1.4. As
> you may know, this involves not only the usual SONAME change from
> libflac7 -> libflac8
> libflac++5 -> libflac++6
> but also liboggflac* have been removed, and merged into the main
> FLAC library, so there are lots of API considerations involved
> with that. You're receiving this bug because your package depends
> on one or more of libflac7, libflac++5, liboggflac3, or liboggflac++2.
> By now your upstream sources have transitioned, or at least made #ifdef
> style provisions for this new API, especially if your package depends
> on liboggflac*. If not, Josh Coalson, the upstream maintainer of FLAC,
> has prepared a fairly extensive transition guide on the FLAC web site in
> case you want to have a go at making the transition yourself. (What a
> dedicated maintainer!):
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/api/group__porting.html
> If you're ready to build against 1.1.4, please download binary packages
> or build them from source from here:
> http://people.debian.org/~joshk/
> i386 and amd64 are available on that page.
> Well, this is a small-time library transition. So this is probably the
> only message you'll see about this. I plan to upload 1.1.4 tomorrow
> evening if there are no concerns raised about the sanity of this
> transition, and you will have until the package clears NEW to prepare.
> Once it hits unstable, you should upload your package on the same day to
> mitigate uninstallable packages. (But if anyone complains, tell them
> that they're using unstable, and should live with it.)
> Oh, and sorry for the belated transition -- I've been quite busy with
> school. Anyway, let me know if there are any problems.

thanks for reporting. The new upstream releases next week will support
the new API already...

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