New libtiff version in rawhide, requires dependent packages rebuild

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon May 7 08:08:37 UTC 2012


On Mon, 07 May 2012 08:07:22 +0200, RC (Ralf) wrote:

> On 05/06/2012 06:10 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> > I have pushed libtiff 4.0.1 into rawhide, replacing libtiff 3.9.5.
> > This entails a library soname bump and a few small source-level
> > incompatibilities, as detailed at
> > http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/v4.0.0.html
> >
> > By my count there are about a hundred dependent packages (see list
> > below), so to avoid breaking rawhide until everything can be rebuilt,
> > I have put the old 3.9.x library into a temporary subpackage
> > "libtiff-compat".  (We used the same trick a few months ago for libpng
> > and it seemed to work all right.)
> >
> > I did trial rebuilds of all these packages against libtiff 4.0.1,
> > and found only three that appear to need any source-code changes;
> > though another dozen have pre-existing FTBFS problems which means
> > I can't tell for sure if they would build against the new libtiff.
> >
> > If any of these packages are yours, please rebuild at the soonest
> > opportunity.  If you need advice about fixing either libtiff- or
> > libpng-dependent code, contact me off-list and I'll be glad to
> > try to help.
> >
> > 			regards, tom lane
> >
> 
> > corsepiu    OpenSceneGraph	pre-existing FTBFS
> Could you point me to this "pre-existing FTBFS"?
> 
> Digging BZ, koji and googling did not turn up any formal FTBFS, however 
> when trying to rebuild OSG, it indeed fail to build due to an issue 
> which seems unrelated to libtiff.

Which, IMO, is exactly what Tom wants to point out. The package would
FTBFS already prior to the libtiff upgrade. Not all FTBFS issues are filed
in bugzilla. Only those when the FTBFS checker script is run.

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