[rrdtool-maint] co-maintainer help - rrdtool 1.6 in experimental - transition to librrd8

Sebastian Harl tokkee at debian.org
Mon Apr 25 05:43:31 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 01:39:49PM +0000, Jean-Michel Vourgère wrote:
> rrdtool 1.6.0 is out. I started to package it in experimental.

Thank you!

> Upstream bumped soname from 4 to 8. So it makes sense to transition from
> librrd4 to librrd8.
> However, no symbol was actually added (in Debian). So it may
> theoretically be possible to skip that transition. But this would mean
> loosing sync with upstream numbering scheme, and it would ultimately
> bring confusion.
> So I guess it make sense to make this transition. What do you think?

Soname versions aren't only about newly added (or removed) symbols. It's
also (and potentially more importantly) about changes in *semantics* of
the exported functionality. I don't know if that's the case here (I
haven't checked) but I think it certainly makes sense to stick to
upstream. That said, *if* this change was wrong, we should let Tobi


Sebastian "tokkee" Harl +++ GnuPG-ID: 0x2F1FFCC7 +++ http://tokkee.org/

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.         -- Benjamin Franklin

More information about the pkg-rrdtool-maint mailing list