Update ImageMagick in Fedora 16

Kalev Lember kalevlember at gmail.com
Mon May 28 12:23:23 UTC 2012

On 05/27/2012 10:28 PM, Pavel Alexeev wrote:
> Hi.
> Due to the security issues ([1] for example) and act as newcomer
> provenpackager I'll plan update ImageMagick in Fedora 16 too (I should
> had been done it early off course). It seams addressed in rawhide.

Hi Pavel,

I'm not sure it's a good idea to do ImageMagick soname bump and a large
scale rebuild in a stable Fedora release. The last ImageMagick soname
bump in F17 was very painful, with broken deps in the repo for about a
month. Isn't it possible to backport the individual security patches to
F16 and avoid the ImageMagick ABI change? How are other distros handling
the security issue?

I'd also like to quote the Updates Policy for Stable Releases[1]: "ABI
changes in general are very strongly discouraged, they force larger
update sets on users and they make life difficult for third-party

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Stable_Releases


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