[packman] openjpeg2 package is ancient

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at cs.cmu.edu
Wed May 28 04:57:14 CEST 2014


The Packman openjpeg2 package, in its current state, is likely to cause 

- The package claims to ship OpenJPEG 2.0, but actually ships a SVN 
snapshot from 2010-11-25.  This was nearly two full years before 
OpenJPEG 2.0 was released.

- The packaged library has a different soname from the upstream OpenJPEG 
2.0.  As a result, the openSUSE openjpeg-devel and Packman 
openjpeg2-devel both package the libopenjpeg.so symlink.  (This would 
not happen with OpenJPEG 2.0 final, since the shared library was renamed.)

- OpenJPEG 2.0 is also packaged in openSUSE Factory, using slightly 
different package names.

(I tried to report this to Packman JIRA, but it returned a 500 error 
when I tried to create an account.)

--Benjamin Gilbert

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