[csw-maintainers] Anyone wants to update wxWidgets?

dam at opencsw.org dam at opencsw.org
Wed Sep 23 13:25:16 CEST 2009

Hi Maciej,

> The packages have been built and they've been sitting in testing/ for
> a while now. I'd like to have them released, but there's a problem
> with dependent applications. Shared libraries in the updated wxwidgets
> packages have different file names than the version currently present
> on the mirrors.
> http://www.opencsw.org/search/wxwidgets_gtk2 contains *.so.0.2.0
> The newly built package contains *.so.0.6.0.
> It breaks dependent applications: xchm, rapidsvn, kicad, boincmanager.
> What's the strategy in such a case? Should I notify the maintainers of
> the dependent packages and release the updated packages
> simultaneously? It's a nice idea, but they won't be able to build
> updated packages until new wxwidgets is released (only released
> packages are installed on build{8,9,10}{s,x}).

You can either put the original legacy libraries in there "manually"
during post-install (see curl for an example) or use version modulations
to also build the old version and put only the libs in the package
(see expat/flac/neon/readline for examples).

Best regards

  -- Dago

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