[aur-requests] [PRQ#3918] Merge Request for libtiff4

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Fri Aug 21 03:06:34 UTC 2015

On Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:09:09 +0000 (UTC)
notify at aur.archlinux.org wrote:

> Toost_Inc [1] filed a request to merge libtiff4 [2] into libtiff3 [3]:
> Both packages essentially provide the same libraries, with one
> depending on another but using another symlink (`libtiff.so.4` instead
> of `libtiff.so.3`), which could be easily added to the other package.
> It's quite a mess, creates weird dependency circles and has
> conflicting files to to top it off. 
> I've created a patch [*], that will solve this problem, which I've
> also posted in the comments of the libtiff3 package. 
> [*] https://gist.github.com/ToostInc/e94039b0d077d8251965
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Toost_Inc/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/libtiff4/
> [3] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/libtiff3/

I think they're fine separate, but I would do it the other way around. Make
libtiff3 the main package (since that's the upstream soname), then make a
separate libtiff4 package that just has the symlinks and nothing else. There's
a lot of other simplification I would do, as well, but it should work as-is.


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