Re: Bug#559978: pandoc FTBFS
+++ John MacFarlane [Mar 12 10 09:27 ]:
> +++ Iain Lane [Mar 12 10 09:23 ]:
> > Heya,
> > On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 07:47:03PM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >[...]
> > >>[...]
> > >>I don't want to hold things up too much, so I could expedite work
> > >>on 1.5 and try to release it in a week or so, so packaging could
> > >>proceed.
> > >
> > >that sounds good. We are not at the point of a transition yet, and
> > >pandoc is not the only thing waiting, but I’d like to get the TODO list
> > >smaller if possible. I’ll ask again in one or two weeks if I hear
> > >nothing :-)
> > We now are almost at the end of the transition. Yesterday, along
> > with Marcot kindly doing uploads, we managed to clear agda and
> > magic-haskell from the radar. The release team are now telling us
> > that pandoc (along with xmonad-contrib/hppa and
> > haskell-src-exts/various FTBFS) is the last big blocker for testing
> > transition to start happening again.
> > Is there any news on the 1.5 release?
> Probably, it's going to be at least another week.
> I don't want to hold things up, so an alternative would be to provide a
> minimal patch for the current version in the debian package. If needed,
> I can work on this tonight; Jonas would then need to upload a new
> version with the patch.
Hold on -- I recall now that there were two issues. One was the UTF8
issue, which is easily fixed with a small patch. The other is that
pandoc 1.3's use of TH seems to prevent it from compiling on
several architectures. That can't be fixed with a small patch, but
will be fixed in 1.5. Given this, maybe I should just try to finish 1.5