[Pkg-e-devel] Updated Debian packages for Enlightenment

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Tue Nov 3 19:09:56 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-01 Ross Vandegrift <ross at kallisti.us> wrote:
> The biggest issue: upstream doesn't bump soname for ABI/API changes, so
> I've opted to rename all of the packages to reflect v1.15.  I think I
> have all of the Breaks & Replaces correct to get a smooth upgrade.

> This gets weird with elementary.  The previous packages patched a bumped
> soname, and distributed as 'libelementary2'.  I've reversed that choice,
> and instead renamed to 'libelementary1.15' with soname 1.  It seems to
> work fine, and I think it's okay, since it's just a different package -
> but I'm not sure if that's an acceptable change.

Hello Ross,

thanks for making an effort.

have asked upstream about the soname? Is it their stated position that
they not care about it?

If you need to change the soname just for Debian you should use a
soname that is not in upstream's namespace.

cu Andreas

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