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Re: syslinux: link against gnu-efi >= 3.0.6, please review/sponsor

On Sun, Dec 03, 2017 at 12:19:53PM +0100, Lukas Schwaighofer wrote:
>the maintainer of gnu-efi has updated the package to 3.0.6 in
>experimental (I had actually asked for this in #880506 [1]).  The new
>version of gnu-efi causes syslinux to FTBFS.
>I have reviewed and added the patches from upstream's mailing list to
>restore compatibility with the new gnu-efi version.  In my tests
>everything went fine.
>While I have no idea how this transition will be handled by the release
>team (especially considering that none of the other reverse build
>dependencies of gnu-efi has a "Built-Using" control field), I think
>it's a good idea to upload this new version of syslinux to experimental.
>I've pushed my changes the debian/experimental branch in the git
>  https://anonscm.debian.org/git/debian-cd/syslinux.git
>Please review my changes (and sponsor if you're satisfied).

Hey Lukas,

Everything else looks ok, but I'm curious - why are we using
Build-Depends-Indep for gnu-efi?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"C++ ate my sanity" -- Jon Rabone

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