xerces-c soname bump

Peter Lemenkov lemenkov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 08:11:25 UTC 2008

Hello All!

2008/2/12, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi>:
> On Monday 11 February 2008, buildsys at fedoraproject.org wrote:
> > Packages built and released for Fedora EPEL testing/5: 7
> [...]
> >     xerces-c-2.8.0-1.el5
> >
> > Packages built and released for Fedora EPEL testing/4: 5
> [...]
> >     xerces-c-2.8.0-1.el4
> This is a soname bump from libxerces-c.so.27 to libxerces-c.so.28, and looks
> like it would break at least enigma, gdal, ovaldi, perl-XML-Xerces and
> xalan-c, not to mention local packages and other local builds.
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/GuidelinesAndPolicies#head-b2927ee315835820eecc0883d05df0e1658ac388
> (soname bump is an ABI change)
> I haven't seen even a "HEADS UP" mail about this.  Without a very good reason,
> this is far from acceptable in EPEL.

Agree - it should be dropped from EPEL-testing.

> BTW, looks like this update is on its way to Fedora too, it'll break even more
> packages there.  And not even a heads up mail seen on fedora-devel either.
> Please explain?

Sorry for this. I just forgot to mention about this incompatibility
during mass rebuilds for gcc4.3. I'll revoke requests for update from
F-7 and F-8 ASAP.

I want to keep new version for devel-branch though.

With best regards!

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