Re: pandoc depwaits
I'm the main pandoc developer. I assume you're talking about the pandoc
package currently in debian (0.46+2). A bit of background: the package
has been orphaned by its former debian maintainer, Recai Oktas. I'd
love to get the current version (1.2.1) into debian, and I'm happy to
make whatever modifications are needed for this. While 0.46 used a
custom Makefile (and was in fact a native debian package), 1.2.1 uses
a standard Cabal build (though it may need a few tweaks for wrapper
scripts and man pages). I exchanged a few emails with Trent Buck about
this in March, so he may be working on it, but I'm guessing he's waiting
until more prerequisites are packaged.
Anyway, I'm not a debian maintainer, but I am a debian user, and I'm
happy to help in any way I can as upstream package manager to get the
current version into unstable. (I think that it should be built with
the '-fhighlighting' flag, which introduces a dependency on
highlighting-kate, which would also need to be packaged.)
+++ Joachim Breitner [Jul 23 09 11:44 ]:
> pandoc is using a non-standard way of packaging and the nmutool did not
> detect the needed Dep-Waits properly. Some arches even built it with the
> old ghc6 already. So here is the cleanup, with carefully crafted
> per-arch depwaits :-)
> nmu pandoc . alpha armel s390 sparc . -m "Rebuild against ghc6-6.10.4 for real"
> dw pandoc . alpha amd64 ia386 s930 sparc . -m "ghc6 (>= 6.10.4), libghc6-mtl-dev (>= 184.108.40.206-7+b1), libghc6-network-dev (>= 220.127.116.11-1+b1), libghc6-regex-compat-dev (>= 0.92-2+b1), libghc6-xhtml-dev (>= 3000.2.0.1-5+b2)"
> dw pandoc . armel . -m "ghc6 (>= 6.10.4), libghc6-mtl-dev (>= 18.104.22.168-7+b1), libghc6-network-dev (>= 22.214.171.124-1+b1), libghc6-xhtml-dev (>= 3000.2.0.1-5+b1)"
> dw pandoc . ia64 . -m "ghc6 (>= 6.10.4), libghc6-mtl-dev (>= 126.96.36.199-7), libghc6-network-dev (>= 188.8.131.52-1), libghc6-xhtml-dev (>= 3000.2.0.1-5)"
> dw pandoc . powerpc . -m "libghc6-mtl-dev (>= 184.108.40.206-7+b1), libghc6-network-dev (>= 220.127.116.11-1+b1), libghc6-regex-compat-dev (>= 0.92-2), libghc6-xhtml-dev (>= 3000.2.0.1-5+b2)"
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