add .symbols file

Bug #591208 reported by Didier Roche
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
clutter-1.0 (Debian)
Fix Released
clutter-1.0 (Ubuntu)
Alexandros Frantzis

Bug Description

as request by asac, would be better to follow symbol changes

Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in clutter-1.0 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Alexander Sack (asac)
Changed in clutter-1.0 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Didier Roche (didrocks) → Alexandros Frantzis (afrantzis)
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Alexandros Frantzis (afrantzis) wrote :

I have added the symbols file for the libclutter-1.0-0 package in lp:~afrantzis/ubuntu/maverick/clutter-1.0/add-symbols

The symbols file contains the json_* symbols that clutter exposes when using the internal json-glib library (as is happening in the current package). Upstream has recommended using an external libjson-glib library instead. Both the 1.2.8 package in debian experimental and my own 1.3.x eglx packages use an external json-glib.

Unfortunately, this translates to an ABI break and a decision should be made whether to bump the ABI or just ignore it when we move to newer packages.

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Alexandros Frantzis (afrantzis) wrote :

It seems that none of the rdepends for libclutter-1.0-0 actually use the json_* symbols. As upstream is not willing to bump the ABI for this, that makes it easier to just ignore the ABI break issue that will occur with newer packages

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Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

I would say patch the rdepends to use the external version of json_* symbols (which one is it, btw?) and then, we will push the clutter changes.

Changed in clutter-1.0 (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in clutter-1.0 (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in clutter-1.0 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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