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

Hey folks,

Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org> (2018-03-07):
> On 2017-08-06 20:55, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > 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
> > library.
> > 
> > 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.
> Any news about that? Does it sounds acceptable to you?

For debian-boot@: newt now has a new udeb, it migrated to testing, Aurélien
removed the build-dep on libnewt, and we should be getting a cdebconf binNMU
soon to get cdebconf-newt-udeb to depend on that new udeb instead of the
current libnewt0.52; since the last two bits seem to be happening in the
wrong order, that explains why d-i daily builds are popping up as broken on
various archs (where libnewt0.52 is no longer getting pulled automatically).

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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