2012.01.23 15:52 "Re: [Tiff] update on tiff 4.x in debian", by Jay Berkenbilt
On 01/23/2012 10:13 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
On Sun, 22 Jan 2012, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
Yes, I think this is accurate. However, in Debian, what we can do is have the release team do automatic binary NMUs for all existing packages, so getting everyone to relink with the versioned 3.9.x could be fully automated. Once that is done, then version 4.0.0 could be introduced, as you say. It will be a long process, but it will eventually complete.
Thanks so much for getting on this. I wish it had been on my radar prior to 4.0.0 too. Anyway, debian doesn't have 4.0.0 in unstable yet, and it doesn't matter whether we break compatibility with what's in experimental. I'd be really surprised if Fedora has it either. We're probably early enough in the life of 4.x to catch this before it becomes a big issue.
Some source-based systems likely already picked up libtiff 4 to some extent.
I have now updated the branch-3-9 code in CVS to support verioned symbols as well. Please verify that you are satisified with what has been been committed to CVS since it is a one-way trip once there is a release.
I will get to this as soon as I can, but I will probably want to get someone from the debian release team to look at it. Maybe Tom Lane can look at it too -- he probably has more experience with this than I do. I won't let it drop, but it might be a few days before I have time to really give it a shakedown. Thanks again.