[packagekit] autotools and packagekit-glib and packagekit-qt

Mounir Lamouri mounir.lamouri at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 06:36:46 PST 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Daniel Nicoletti
<dantti85-pk at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
> Hi,
> It's not a new problem that pacakgekit-glib
> and package-qt have the same .so version,
> when one breaks API or ABI changing their values
> changes both libs

IIRC, we have speaked about that on IRC.
It's doable but it's probably better to have a specific repository (or
at least tarball) for packagekit-qt in this case. It will avoid any

> , additionally libapt-pkg
> (and probably libzypp) are liked to both
> client libs which shouldn't happen.

If it should be linked to only one it's probably easy to fix.

> I've a talk with Richard and we don't have
> much skills with autotools, I proposed a change
> to cmake since imo it's a bit simpler to do this
> there, but it's not a trivial change.

Moving to cmake for this is surely not the best idea. The main idea of
cmake is to be OS-independant. Do we need PackageKit on Windows or
MacOS ? :)

> So if you
> are skilled with autotools and knows how to
> fix these issues please speak up.

I can try to help on this if I found some time. Is it urgent ?


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