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Bug#871033: newt: please add a libnewt0.52-udeb package

Source: newt
Version: 0.52.20-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

debian-installer used to re-link all the libraries going into the initrd
in order to strip unneeded symbols, using mklibs. That is the reason why
libnewt0.52-pic was needed. Unfortunately it was subject to regular
breakage, so d-i switched to mklibs-copy which just copies the regular

It would now make sense to get rid of mklibs-copy and switch to a
regular udeb. Therefore would it be possible to add a libnewt0.52-udeb
package to newt? That's the purpose of the attached patch.

Once the transition has been done, it will be possible to get rid of the
libnewt0.52-pic package.

diff -Nru newt-0.52.20/debian/control newt-0.52.20/debian/control
--- newt-0.52.20/debian/control	2017-05-03 10:53:05.000000000 +0000
+++ newt-0.52.20/debian/control	2017-08-06 16:11:51.000000000 +0000
@@ -82,6 +82,19 @@
  to provide extra functionality. This package contains the shared library
  for programs that have been built with newt.
+Package: libnewt0.52-udeb
+Architecture: any
+Section: debian-installer
+Priority: extra
+Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
+Description: Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit for Debian Installer
+ This is a udeb, or a microdeb, of the Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit. As such
+ it is the installer counterpart of libnewt0.52.
+ You only need this package to support applications needing Newt during
+ the Debian installation process time and probably don't need to select it.
+Package-Type: udeb
 Package: whiptail
 Architecture: any
 Section: utils
diff -Nru newt-0.52.20/debian/libnewt0.52-udeb.install newt-0.52.20/debian/libnewt0.52-udeb.install
--- newt-0.52.20/debian/libnewt0.52-udeb.install	1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0000
+++ newt-0.52.20/debian/libnewt0.52-udeb.install	2017-08-06 16:11:51.000000000 +0000
@@ -0,0 +1,2 @@
+usr/lib/*/libnewt.so.0.52.20 usr/lib
+usr/lib/*/libnewt.so.0.52 usr/lib
diff -Nru newt-0.52.20/debian/rules newt-0.52.20/debian/rules
--- newt-0.52.20/debian/rules	2017-05-03 10:53:05.000000000 +0000
+++ newt-0.52.20/debian/rules	2017-08-06 16:11:51.000000000 +0000
@@ -84,3 +84,6 @@
 	mkdir -p debian/libnewt-pic/$(LIBDIR)
 	cp newt*.ver debian/libnewt-pic/$(LIBDIR)/libnewt_pic.map
+	dh_makeshlibs -a -V --add-udeb="libnewt0.52-udeb"

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