libpng update 16

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Mon Apr 20 15:06:30 CEST 2015

Hi Riccardo,

Am 19.04.2015 um 11:05 schrieb Riccardo Mottola <rmottola at>:
> I undeterook the effort to update libpng, I have not yet commited anything, I understand that it is delicate about so-names and other issues and I don't want to mess up since I am not the maintainer.
> I want to have it working on solaris 9 & 10.
> I have the patch pasted below, any comments? If you prefer, I can commit.
> I essentially replaced 15 verywhere with 16, that should give a new soname.

> # The CSWpng package must also pull in and
> -OBSOLETED_BY_CSWlibpng15-15 = CSWpng
> +OBSOLETED_BY_CSWlibpng16-16 = CSWpng

This is tricky. You must not change CSWpng. That is a legacy package that needs to pull in
the libs in the comment because legacy packages may rely on these. I suggest you
completely remove the obsoletion.

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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