libunistring update / soname update

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Thu Oct 15 15:37:43 CEST 2015

Hi Riccardo,

Am 15.10.2015 um 15:30 schrieb Riccardo Mottola <rmottola at>:
> Hi,
> in the TLS "udpate" effort I backtracked to Guile... which doesn't build on solaris 9 due to some strange header issue with clashes between gcc and libunistring.
> First thing, I rebuilt libunistring and tweaked the receipt in the update: seems fine.
> Perhaps it does make sense to install them even if there is no change? I think that just rebuilding with a more recent gcc might help, since the header got "patched" differently.

Feel free to rebuild.

> Second: why not just update? upstream went from 0.9.3 to 0.9.5.
> Now I see in the package:
> work/solaris9-sparc/pkgroot/opt/csw/lib/ ->
> while the existing:
> /opt/csw/lib/ ->
> a bit strange that with a minor revision we jump from 0.1 to 2.0! but…

This happens when people don’t understand the soname versioning:

> May I update the package without issues? or would you suggest a respin of the older? I don't want to cause havoc.
> I would also rename the packahe from libunistring0 to libunistring2 of course.

Always look for reverse deps! It is just Guild, so just respin.

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
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