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Re: imagemagick@6.9.11-48 to graft or not to graft with 6.9.12-2

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: imagemagick@6.9.11-48 to graft or not to graft with 6.9.12-2
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:53:35 +0100


On Sun, 21 Mar 2021 at 15:04, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:

> To me that means we should revert this patch series (perhaps with the
> exception of bb2427fa28):
>   2e0ff59f0c gnu: imagemagick/fixed: Redirect old sonames to new sonames.
>   bb2427fa28 gnu: ImageMagick: Refer to the version number in a more robust 
> way.
>   bb5d84a048 gnu: ImageMagick: Fix version number in build configuration of 
> grafted replacement.
>   852ba914a4 gnu: imagemagick/fixed: Retain version length for successful 
> grafting.
>   82e887ba48 gnu: imagemagick: Update to 6.9.12-2 [security fixes].
> After that, what we can do, is introduce 6.9.12-2 as an additional
> public version of imagemagick.  That way, users who run:
>   guix install imagemagick
> get the newer version, the one that includes security fixes.

I agree.  It sounds reasonable.  In the same time, is it possible to
start to build the branch wip-next-release? then an ungrafted version
could be pushed there and if all the substitutes are availaible on time,
we could cherry-pick for the release.


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