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

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Sat Nov 7 18:13:46 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.


given that upstream now explicitely states [1] that they (nowadays) do
care about sonames except for experimental components like eo it is
probably a good idea to use upstream sonames and drop experimental

cu Andreas

[1] http://mid.gmane.org/20151107215302.594e993e7f626a2ee49fa91e%40rasterman.com
I have sent a followup there but it seems to be stuck in a moderation
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