[Filesystems-devel] Bug#904286: f2fs-tools: Please package f2fs-tools v1.11.0

Theodore Y. Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Tue Aug 21 21:36:33 BST 2018

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 01:01:10PM -0700, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> I can't find a reference right now, but I seem to recall that one of
> the Alioth admins pointed out that mailing lists specifically for
> package/bug tracking purposes (i.e. not used for discussion) shouldn't
> be migrated to lists.d.o. I don't know what other alternatives there
> are, however. I haven't really kept up with the Alioth
> migration/deprecation as you can probably tell. :)

I thought there a difference between package-specific mailing lists
and groups that maintain a large number of packages (e.g., python, X,
etc.)  But I could be wrong.  I thought the lists.alioth.debian.org
was only guaranteed to be around for a year, but we do have time to
figure out what to do.

> Well, the shared library being split into a separate package was
> intentional (#793863), but having never updated the package name is
> not (I must have overlooked this somehow...). I wonder how I never got
> any bug reports about this, because in theory that should mean that
> android-libf2fs-utils (src:android-platform-system-extras) is flat out
> broken (I never initiated any transitions or binNMU requests for
> android-platform-system-extras after f2fs-tools updates).

I think the right thing to do is to create separate packages for
libf2fs and libf2fs_format.  (And the separate -dev packages, of
course).  They have different so version numbers, and so there is no
guarantee they will be both incremented in a particular release.  I'll
work on that as part of the f2fs-tools 1.11 release.

     	     	     	    	       	    - Ted

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