Bug#730856: transition: libtasn1-6

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Sun Jan 5 12:48:13 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-05 Niels Thykier <niels at thykier.net> wrote:
> On 2014-01-05 12:11, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> The reason why we have versioned conflicting -dev packages is that I
>> needed to have both available in sid for an extended period of time. -
>> libtasn1-6 has minor API breakage and the respective changes to
>> gnutls26 were not eligible for wheezy freeze.

> Okay, would it be possible to use an unversioned -dev package from now
> on, so a future transition can be done with binNMUs (where API changes
> does not cause issues).


I would rather not introduce new binary packages now (going through
NEW) but can keep it in mind for the next soname bump, not that I
expect one soonish.

>> If you want me to I can obviously make libtasn1-3-dev/libtasn1-3-bin
>> empty transitional packages built from libtasn1-6 which would limit
>> the actual transition to binNMUs.

> That might be worth considering (at least the dev package). 

See attached proposed patch.

> Is there
> any reason why the -bin package is also versioned?  Are the
> libtasn1-X-bin binaries compatible with programs compiled against
> libtasn1-Y (or will mixing them explode)?

The new -bin package is already unversioned (libtasn1-bin instead of

cu Andreas

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