On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 04:39:54PM -0700, Andrew Gregory via arch-dev-public wrote:
I don't consider hoping that libarchive doesn't need a rebuild in the near future a great strategy. That being said, this is really a question of how long of a period we need between libarchive v3.3.3 and us making the switch. I'm not a packager, so I don't have much of an opinion on that.
Well, we pride ourselves with having competent users. I think waiting a year is conservative and safe. However, personally I think we can wait for the next pacman release and write an announcment. Then we give everyone a month to update and we can have a smooth transition. Assuming of course that everyone is on-board with this change.
I would like to get some opinions from packaging devs with experiences.