[Pkg-wmaker-devel] Bug#811304: Bug#811304: wdmLogin: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwraster.so.5: version `LIBWRASTER3' not found

Doug Torrance dtorrance at piedmont.edu
Tue Jan 19 20:07:48 UTC 2016

On 01/19/2016 02:41 PM, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> We can choose one of these hacks:
> 1 Find a way to ship unpatched libwraster 0.95.7 in Debian.
> 2a Patch the source to fix back the symbol versioning to
> 2b Patch the source to use a different soname. (If the ABI breaks in
> an incompatible way, requiring rebuilds library maintance 101 says: bump
> the soname.)
> 1 cannot be done /properly/. libwraster-0.95.6 and libwraster-0.95.7
> have the same soname and are therefore not co-installable but would
> need to conflict. So we cannot do the usual seamless partial upgrades,
> it won't be possible to upgrade wmaker (built against
> libwraster-0.95.7) while keeping wmweather+ 2.15-1.1 (built against
> libwraster-0.95.6) functional.
> Both 2a and 2b have the downside that Debian's libwraster/0.95.7 will
> be binary incompatible with unpatched libwraster/0.95.7 (as possible
> shipped by e.g. Fedora)
> 2a has the benefit of avoiding an actually useless library transition.
> There is little to speak for 2b, except perhaps the fact that it shows
> that our ABI differs from upstream.
> So, having to choose I would strongly vote for 2a, adding attached
> patch to debian/patches/ and updating the symbol file (again).
> I have not got more time to spend on this today, but if you agree that
> this is best course of action I can make an upload along these lines.
> Ideally upstream would fix this instead of us.

Thank you for the clarification, Andreas!  I completely neglected to 
think about the fact that libwraster5 and my proposed libwraster5v2 
would both be trying to install the same file.

Option 2a sounds good to me.  Feel free to revert my last few commits if 
you get to it before I do.

Just to clarify, would the best course of action for upstream to be to 
go ahead and bump the soname for libwraster to 6 for the next release? 
If so, I can prepare a patch.


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