libunistring dll version bump

Yaakov Selkowitz
Sun Sep 21 07:26:00 GMT 2014

On 2014-09-21 01:44, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
> There is a new upstream version of libunistring: 0.9.4. I have created
> the new packages, but I have not uploaded them yet.
> In the new version there is a version bump of the dll,
> cygunistring-0.dll will be replaced with cygunistring-2.dll. So I expect
> that when I upload the new packages, all packages that depend on
> libunistring will break.

Not if properly handled.

> How is this normally handled?

cygunistring-0.dll is in the libunistring0 package; the new 
cygunistring-2.dll should be in a libunistring2 package,  This allows 
both to be installed until such time as everything has been rebuilt for 
the latter, at which time the former can be removed.

> Should I just upload the new packages?

Yes, provided that the DLL is in a libunistring2 package.

> I know one package that depends on libunistring: wcd. Jari Aalto
> maintains it, but he is not responding.
> How can I find all the packages that depend on libunistring?

gettext also uses libunistring, as is the Ports guile2.0 package, both 
of which are mine.


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