[Pkg-xfce-devel] Re: [Pkg-xfce-commits] r472 - desktop/trunk/libxfce4mcs/debian

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Feb 13 09:58:42 UTC 2006

Hiya Jani,

On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 11:07:19AM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > Sorry, I meant to reply to this ages ago.
> >
> > I don't think this should be committed.  I thought if you were going to
> > make 4.3 changes you were going to do them separately.
> I have specifically put this in trunk as it is good for both 4.2 , 4.4
> and whatever else will come.  The comment even says it is done like
> the other libs.  So these are not 4.3 specific changes.

I understand, technically, what you have done.

I realise that with this and a different changelog/upstream tarball etc
you can build with the same Debian packaging.

I'm am disputing that this is the right thing to do - surely there will
be other necessary changes for 4.3/4.4 - I don't see what putting this
in now gains us.

> > Also, I'm not happy with these changes.  I'd want the package to not
> > build (or at least not usefully ship a library) if the soname
> > changed and noone noticed.  I don't think the packaging should ever
> > encompass more than one version of the library as there may be
> > specific things
> It installs all .so.X.Y libraries from the package currently being
> built. If that contains more than one soname version for the same
> library we're in bigger trouble anyway.  So with the same debian rule
> we are able to build all upcoming versions of xfce libs.  and not just
> the one which has soname 2.0.0 for instance.

If this had been done with regard to a particular upstream tarball we
wanted then I could understand it but these changes appear to have come
from nothing.

Maybe you're just trying to make our life easier - it does sort of make
sense but I really hope we don't miss something through this.

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