On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 02:46:27PM -0300, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote: > - If we decide to do the change in Qt5, it will be *without* soname bump. > Yes, > I know many of you will think of this as **ugly**, but so far means 3 binNMUs > per arch. Now if this is not acceptable, then no change will be made, because > I won't change Qt5's SONAME.
What is your plan to support partial upgrades? BinNMUs can require new Qt versions to be installed, but Qt can be upgraded independently to the newer version, causing the rdepends to crash. This can potentially be solved by Breaks, but it still breaks assumptions of people using Debian in that such ABI breaks will be communicated through SONAME bumps. And the old lib will not even be coinstallable. (Of course a good time to do such changes are in fact SONAME bumps, but I realize that this won't happen for Qt for quite some time.) Kind regards Philipp Kern
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