libspiro soname bump

Jon Ciesla limburgher at
Tue Feb 3 13:15:07 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 12:41 AM, Pierre-Yves Chibon <pingou at>

> On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 05:33:40AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > > Just a heads up that I am building a libspiro update in rawhide (only)
> > > that has a soname bump in it. The only thing in Fedora that uses
> > > libspiro is fontforge and I intend to rebuild that against it as well.
> >
> > Is it really worth announcing the soname bump in such a case? A library
> only
> > used by one application can effectively be treated as private,
> especially if
> > you're taking care of the rebuild.
> >
> > (I'm pointing this out because this isn't the first soname bump of this
> kind
> > being announced.)
> While you make a point, I prefer to see announce for every soname bump
> (including those with very little dependency) than taking the risk of
> missing
> one (which of course would be an important one).
> I concur, speaking not only as someone who's missed dependencies before
and the announcement helped me avoid breakage, but as someone who sometimes
needs to run make clean ; make on personal projects and/or rebuild personal
RPMs in these cases.

> My 2cts,
> Pierre
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