ANN: libmbim 1.10.0 released

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at
Mon Aug 4 09:01:55 PDT 2014

On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Marius Kotsbak <marius at> wrote:
>> So, I finally included all the mbim-proxy work in the new release, as
>> that will let us keep on testing it easier.
>> NOTE TO PACKAGERS: Please make sure the new 'mbim-proxy' is installed in
>> the same package as the *library* itself. This is not a helper tool
>> binary, it is part of the normal operation of the library. OpenSUSE I'm
>> looking at you.
> Well, if this behaves as the qmi-proxy, we concluded for Debian that the
> right thing was to put it in a separate package recommended by the library
> (to avoid dependency loop, and it is optional). That is to support multiple
> API incompatible versions to be installed at the same time sharing the same
> proxy. At least the Debian packaging of libmbim should be done in the same
> way.

What happens then if the user has both libqmi and ModemManager
installed but not the extra package for the qmi-proxy? That would
totally break QMI modems usage (which is what happened to me when
testing some OpenSUSE release).

If you want to do split the packages, make sure ModemManager also
depends on the qmi-proxy package, not just on libqmi. (And therefore
the same logic for libmbim/mbim-proxy).


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