wcstools package change

Sergio Pascual sergio.pasra at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 11:24:34 UTC 2009

Upstream for wcstools is rather irresponsive, but I will try

2009/2/14 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com>:
> Sergio Pascual wrote:
>> I'm going to rename wctools subpackages libwcs and libwcs-devel to
>> wcstools-libs and wcstools-devel in rawhide. The library name will
>> change also to libwcstools.so
>> The reason is the libray name conflicts with the libray from wcslib, a
>> package I'm working on now.
>> repoquery --whatrequires --alldeps  libwcs
>> shows several packages, all belonging to me, I will rebuild them after
>> the change.
> This looks like a rather suspicious change to me.  Looking at the
> wcstools spec file and the patches it looks like upstream is building
> libwcs.a.  You've got local patches to build a dynamic libwcs.so.
> Changing the library SONAME downstream (in Fedora) instead of upstream
> (in wcstools or libwcs) is the wrong thing to do.  Other tools that
> build against these libraries are going to be confused.  Other
> distributions could choose to have different library names.  Doing this
> as a Fedora-local change is not right.
> Please start by asking upstream to change the name of their library
> (Either wcstools or libwcs or both).  If that fails then we can contact
> the other distributions (by using distributions-list at freedesktop.org) to
> try to work out the best renames that we can do across distributions to
> resolve this.
> -Toshio
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