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Re: Backport of zsh for Debian wheezy

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Hahler wrote:
> I would like to see "zsh" being backported for Wheezy.

Please use debian-backports@lists.debian.org (as mentioned on [1]) for
such questions. The team who's maintaining the backports
_infrastructure_ surely won't do backports for you. I've hence removed
backports-team@debian.org from the Cc and added
debian-backports@lists.debian.org instead.

[1] http://backports.debian.org/Mailinglists/

I'm also Cc'ing the Debian Zsh Maintainers Team (which IMHO would be
the more appropriate Cc than just me).

> Trying to install it from testing/unstable does not work anymore:

... for quite probably a long time due to a dependency on more recent
libc6 versions (currently 2.15 vs 2.13 in Wheezy), yes.

>   The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>    zsh-common : PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.17.14) but 1.16.15 is installed.
>    zsh : PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.17.14) but 1.16.15 is installed.
> This was changed in:
>   zsh (5.0.7-5) unstable; urgency=medium
>     * [ab70e9dc] Pre-Depend on dpkg >= 1.17.14 explicitly for using
>       symlink_to_dir with relative symlinks (Closes: #770226)
>    -- Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:42:17 +0100

Yes, and doing that properly without dpkg 1.17.14 will need some
additionaly manual work in the postinst/preinst scripts.

Then again, IIRC #770226 didn't affect upgrades from Wheezy, just from
an older state of Jessie. But I'm neither 100% sure about this
statement nor do I currently have an idea if/how that bug would affect
backports. This needs to be investigated by whoever does the backport.

(JFTR: I don't plan doing a backport of zsh to Wheezy. I have no need
for it as I'm totally fine with Wheezy's zsh.)

		Regards, Axel
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