[Pkg-dpdk-devel] Uploading DPDK 17.05 to experimental

Santiago santiagorr at riseup.net
Wed Jun 28 13:53:58 UTC 2017

El 26/06/17 a las 07:09, Christian Ehrhardt escribió:
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com> wrote:
>     IMHO we could dispense with the symbols files entirely given the
>     library packages are now named after the ABI, but I think Christian had
>     a good reason for wanting them to stay. Technically they are correct as
>     those are the versions that introduced those APIs
> Yeah the reason the deps are "so low" is because that is the lowest ABI level
> they were added.
> Since the name is now in the pkg that is obiously useless as you pointed out,
> but then it is not "wrong" either.
> So we might as well keep it as-is - or is there a drawback we overlook.

None that I am aware of, but I am not expert in packaging such rich
libraries though.
I would just prefer some consistency with available SONAME and the
version of binary package that provides the symbols. And this ABI/API
instability and SONAME bumping is confusing, at least for me.

>     Christian what was it? I forgot already!
> The thought was - that continuing to carry symbols files will give us
> confidence that e.g. adding code to d/p/* will not mess up our symbols without
> us noticing it.
> They are updated on merges of major versions but should not change at any other
> time.

Anyway, no other comments. Again, thanks for your work.

  -- Santiago
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