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Re: libmtp soname change breakage (was: Re: Summary - Broken dependencies in Fedora Extras - 2007-02-07)

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:

Linus, was the soname change of libmtp announced somewhere in public

If Bugzilla counts as public, yes:

Aurelien Bompard (Amarok maintainer) triggered libmtp upgrade here by explicit request at 2007-02-06 16:19 EST.

However this reminds me about the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where intergalactic highway constructions claim the destruction of the earth was announced in obscucre places before taking place, so "noone should be upset about it". I do understand that not every living person reads all bugzilla tickets, so looking back we should have brought this to the devel list too, since Amarok is such a popular package :-/

I'm sorry it ended up like this, even though we discussed it for two months... :-(

(The other dependency, gnomad2, is indeed obscure so doesn't cause much trouble I guess.)

Next time we will bring it more public, so someone can say "no" for us or find a better way.

 Why was it necessary push the update to non-devel distros?

The 0.1.3 supports very many devices not supported by the previous version, so users consider it a bug.

Apologies if I missed the announcement, but based on the above list of
breakage I'm not alone even within Fedora maintainers, let alone elsewhere.

The packages were intended to be pushed out alongside each other, I built libmtp and I instructed gauret (Amarok maintainer) to rebuild and built gnomad2 immediately afterwards, however the build of libmtp was pushed before our builds were done.

The actual question here is how do we coordinate package builds with pushing of builds in a good way? What we want to do is group three packages (libmtp, gnomad2, amarok) and not push any one of them until all three are built. This would totally solve this kind of nasty problems.


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