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Re: Bug#930980: libcrypt-openssl-dsa-perl FTCBFS: configures and builds for the wrong architecture

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:41:09PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:30:17 +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:

> > Yes, this means updating hundreds of packages and I don't expect that
> > this is completed in time for bullseye. If you start working on this,
> > prefer working on packages with few dependencies (likely no
> > libsomething-perl dependencies).
> If we have a clear and scriptable pattern I think we can get very far
> with uploading those 500 arch:any packages. But we'll see.

I note that this will result in source packages that are not trivially
rebuildable in stable, as perl-xs-dev is not available there. Is that
a concern?

ISTR pkg-perl delaying build dependencies on the latest debhelper in
the past for the same reason. I think backports helped that a bit, but
backports is not an option for perl-xs-dev (as they only accept packages
matching what is currently in testing.)

I suppose we could try pushing libperl5.28 Provides: perl-xs-dev
as a stable update, but it would have the same versioning concerns on
upgrades with multiple packages satisfying the build dependency. And I
doubt SRM accepts stable updates adding new binary packages.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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