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Re: How to deal with meaningless SOVERSION bumps from upstream?




Hi,

I realized that it's too late to ask the upstream to revert the SONAME bump.
And I decided to bump the soversion after the Buster release.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 06:49:39PM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 3/19/19 2:25 AM, Mo Zhou wrote:
> > Hello guys,
> > 
> > I'm talking about the src:double-conversion package (popcon >= 70k),
> > and a choice for the post-Buster stage.
> > 
> > The upstream doesn't follow semantic versioning convention at all.
> > Recently they have changed the SOVERSION to 3:
> > https://github.com/google/double-conversion/commit/4199ef3d456ed0549e5665cf4186f0ee6210db3b
> > But that doesn't imply any ABI or API change.
> > IIRC their last major version bump was merely due to directory layout
> > change...
> >
> > [....] 
> 
> Did you actually try to talk to upstream?
> That should be the first thing to do....