Bug#772657: ttf-cjk-compact: build-depends on ruby1.8
On Tue, Dec 09, 2014 at 08:04:50PM +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-12-09 at 20:51 +0100, Christian Hofstaedtler wrote:
> > * Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> [141209 18:41]:
> > > Ralf Treinen <email@example.com> (2014-12-09):
> > > > Source: ttf-cjk-compact
> > > > Version: 1.20
> > > > Severity: serious
> > > > Tags: jessie
> > > > User: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > > Usertags: edos-uninstallable
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > ttf-cjk-compact build-depends on ruby1.8, which does not exist in jessie.
> > > > In fact, ruby1.8 was removed from testing on 2014-03-13.
> > >
> > > It really would be nice not to remove packages that are still
> > > build-depended on, especially when no bug reports are being filed.
> > >
> > > One month into the freeze isn't exactly the right time to attempt a 1.8
> > > to 1.9 (or whatever else is current this week) ruby transition in d-i
> > > packages.
> > AFAICT, ttf-cjk-compact 1.20 is not in jessie or sid.
> > ttf-cjk-compact 1.23 from jessie/sid depends on ruby, not ruby1.8.
> It's still in sid's Sources file, but marked as Extra-Source-Only.
> AFAICS, that's due to us having bumped stable's
> debian-installer-netboot-images (which was quite legitimately built
> against ttf-cjk-compact 1.20 and ruby1.8) in to sid and jessie during
> the last point release.
> This is not a bug in the package, nor anything that can be fixed other
> than by a source upload of d-i-n-i for sid. I'm therefore going to close
> this report.
> (In general, it's worth checking such things aren't purely E-S-O: yes.)
OK. Julien pointed me already to E-S-O in the context of a different
case where I had reported missing build-depends. Sorry for the noise,
I'll refine my script.