[Pkg-xfce-devel] xfce library package names and lintian

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Sun Feb 12 23:18:49 UTC 2006

Hi Jani,

On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 06:47:47PM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> currently for libxfce4mcs and libxfce4util we have lintian warnings
> because the package does not match the soname according to the library
> packaging guide
> http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/libpkg-guide.html#naminglibpkg

> Just as below for mcs-client
> W:libxfce4mcs-client-2: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames
> libxfce4mcs-client2
> there are warnings for mcs-manager and util

> the recommended way is to use client2 manager2 util1 instead of
> separating the letters and the digit with dash. This approach is to be
> used when the library name itself ends in a digit to prevent confusion
> as is the case with libxfcegui4-3.

> For 4.4 these lib package names will have to be changed because
> sonames are bumped upstream:
> they will become util-2, mcs-3 and gui-4
> I am asking whether along with this naming change should we also fix the
> lintian warnings as well.
> to have util2, mcs3 and gui-4. It would be nice if these were named more
> consistently upstream but this is it.

Yes it makes sense to do this if we're bumping sonames anyway but do we
know that they are changing in 4.3?

I've not really looked at 4.3 and probably won't hugely til an RC comes

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