re: bug 623747 svgalib: FTBS on armel
Note: I write this message to the bug as a concerned user of freepascal
Currently in debian the svgalib packages themselves are marked as being
for architectures linux-any and kfreebsd-any but packages-arch-specific
restricts building on the buildds to i386 and amd64. Further at least on
armel the current source FTBFS.
The submitter of this bug has supplied a patch and with that patch
applied svgalib compiles on armel.
The lack of svgalib packages on armel is currently rendering
fp-units-gfx-2.4.2 uninstallable on armel. Afaict uninstallable packages
are a RC issue.
I see two ways of fixing the uninstallability.
1: apply the patch the submitter of this bug supplied and change
packages-arch-specific allow the buildds to build svgalib on armel (and
possiblly other architectures).
2: modify the freepascal packaging to eliminate the dependency on the
nonexistant binary package
What i'm not sure on is which is the correct path. I know there have
been arm boxes that use PC graphics hardware in the past but I don't
know if they are compatible with svgalib or indeed whether they are
compatible with the debian armel port.
Depending on the responses I get I will either raise the severity of
this bug or file a new rc bug against fp-units-gfx-2.4.2