Re: Please remove the freeze block request on Calibre
On 2012-09-02 10:00, Tom Bombadil wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
I have CC'ed to maintainers of calibre.
> The current version of Calibre - 0.8.51 - has a significant regression
> which prevents it from processing .Lit files, which is one of the most
> common ebook format. Since Calibre's main function is to manage ebooks and
> convert them between various formats for use on ebook readers, this is a
> pretty significant bug. The regression was fixed in verion 0.8.52 and
Do you have to bug id of that regression? Preferrable filed in the
Debian BTS, but if not there a link to upstream's bug will do.
> Currently, version 0.8.60 is pending migration to Testing, but cannot
> migrate due to a block request by freeze. The instructions say to contact
> you to request the block be removed.
True. FYI the preferred method for "freeze" related blocks is to file
an "unblock" bug against release.debian.org (they are much easier for us
> Leaving Calibre at the current version means keeping a crippled version.
> Imagine a car that can go forward, backward and turn left. Right turns,
> however, well.... not so much.
> Thanks so much.
The problem in our end is that we have to manually review differences
between testing and unstable during the freeze. The debdiff we can
autogenerate for calibre is at the size:
821 files changed, 344123 insertions(+), 197329 deletions(-)
A large part is translation, but even if they were filtered I suspect
the diff will be too large for us to review. At this point I think a
t-p-u upload is the best way to solve this regression and #653328 (which
still affects testing).
Miriam or Martin, could you device a minimal debdiff based on the
testing package to fix #653328 and the above mentioned regression?