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Re: Subversion Debian packages?

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-07-09 03:09:05 CEST

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 10:56:18PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> David Kimdon <dwhedon@debian.org> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've uploaded subversion 0.13.0 to Debian unstable. 0.13.2 is
> > prepared, I am waiting a bit on 0.13.0 feedback before uploading
> > 0.13.2.
> >
> I notice you have a libsvn/libsvn-dev package in 0.13.0. You should
> be aware that the API is not yet stable. Anyone building a third
> party application against the libraries in 0.13.0 will almost
> certainly have a problem when you produce newer library versions. The
> subversion package itself doesn't really have a problem, it's third
> party applications compiled by a user that will break.
> In 0.13.2 Subversion has introduced a library version number, the
> libraries now look like libsvn_xxx-1.so, and the headers have moved
> from include/ to include/subversion-1/. I don't know how you plan to
> handle this, I suppose you could continue to use the name libsvn until
> Subversion reaches a stable API and then switch to using libsvn1.

The Debian packaging system can handle this quite easily. David just
needs to adjust for it a bit.

> Given that the API is not stable, I wonder if we should be using a
> version number of zero rather than one?

I'd go for ver 0 until release, IMO.

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