[Pkg-crosswire-devel] sword 1.6.2 ABI incompatible

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 11 13:23:36 GMT 2012

Dear all,

there is now a stream of bug reports about segfaults cause by sword.

In one of the bug reports it was suspected that abi is incompatible.

I did analysis on rebuilds of 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 debian packaging and run
abi-compliance-checker [1] tool
against the two builds.

The full results are here:


The verdict is incompatible:
1 interface withdrawn
3 The relative position of virtual method has changed
2 changes of type size

As per policy, this means that in Debian we need to do soname bump to
9 or to 1.6.2

[1] http://ispras.linuxbase.org/index.php/ABI_compliance_checker

With regards,

Dmitrijs Ledkovs

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