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Re: backporting lyx 1.5.2 to Etch

2007/11/5, Sven Hoexter <sven@timegate.de>:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 06:07:05PM +0100, emisca wrote:
> > I'm trying to backport lyx 1.5.2 to Etch for my unofficial repository
> > (http://emiscabpo.wordpress.com), and I would like to ask you some
> > things, to see if they are correct or wrong.
> >
> > * lyx 1.5.2 source package requires python-support >= 0.6, I replaced
> > it with >= 0.5.6
> That should require to remove the ${python:Depends} field from control aswell.
> > * can I disable the libboost 1.34 dependency and build lyx removing
> > the --without-included-boost so it will use the included 1.34
> > libboost?
> I guess that's the only possible way to build it without a boost backport.
> I'm not sure what's the policy on that topic for backports.org but I can
> imagine that a boost backport could be painful.

Yes, I think it would be painful and not accepted by backports.org
> > * I've removed the dh_icons command in debian/rules and removed the
> > debhelper 5.0.51 dependency, as it is not present in Etch. How I can
> > simulate similar behaviour without backporting debhelper?
> I'm not sure but afair there was no update for the icon cache stuff before.
> > Doing these changes I was able to compile using pbuilder a binary
> > package, and lyx works.
> > I would like to create a "clean" backport, so I asked you these things...
> Personaly I would prefer a backport because I still consider the
> 1.5 series to be not ready for daily use. YMMV on this topic and the chance
> for is gone now anyway.

I've downloaded from snapshot.debian.net the lyx package. I've
seen that it uses the included libboost.
Have you switched later to external libboost? Does lyx developers
maintain the internal libboost providing security patches?
Reading the changelog of them, lyx developers already patched it with
lyx related fixes...

> Beside that 1.5.2 did not migrate to testing so far because building a
> package like lyx seems to be a challenging task for autobuilders. So it's
> not a big deal at the moment to build with the included boost libs for your
> personal use.

In conclusion, if people would like to have an backport, I can
build it in addition to the newer 1.5.2.


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