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Re: How to handle soname bump properly?



2008/7/12, Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com>:
> Peter Lemenkov wrote:
>  > Consider, we got library libfoo and dependent utility bar.
>  >
>  > If I updated library libfoo (successfully built with soname
>  > increased, and ready to hit updates-testing via Bodhi), then how
>  > should I udate bar?

> This is something that requires some help from rel-eng.  You would
>  build libfoo and then mail rel-eng fedoraproject org asking for a
>  build root override for libfoo (providing the full n-e-v-r or cvs tag
>  for the libfoo build you want to be in the build root) and often some
>  brief justification for the request (like, "I need this to build bar
>  against in order to fix outstanding bugs").
>
>  They sprinkle some pixie dust and let you know when it's done.  Then
>  you can build bar against the new libfoo and push both of them as a
>  single update to updates-testing via bodhi.
>
>  (Of course, you should already have done some testing of this in
>  rawhide and locally for the affected stable release and thought hard
>  about whether a soname bump in the stable release warranted -- that
>  the benefits of the bump outweigh the drawbacks.)

Thanks!
Do you mind if I grab your post (partially) and bury it in Swamps of
Fedora-Wiki?

-- 
With best regards!


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