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Re: could debian-devel-games take ownership of angband ?

at bottom :-

On 26/08/2018, shirish शिरीष <shirishag75@gmail.com> wrote:
> at  bottom :-
> On 25/08/2018, Markus Koschany <apo@debian.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 24.08.2018 um 21:52 schrieb shirish शिरीष:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Angband upstream has been quite active but  for some reason the
>>> downstream maintainer has been not  :(
>>> See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=799358#15 and
>>> there has been no answer.
>>> It  would be nice if we can have the new package under the
>>> debian-games-team banner. While I don't know any programming per-se,
>>> am completely willing to test out  any test-builds of a new angband
>>> package to see and report if it  fails somewhere.
>>> Look forward to know more.
>> I agree with Tobi. Angband is a candidate for the salvaging process.
>> You or someone else could also update the package and ask for
>> sponsorship. Make your intention clear in a bug report and then just NMU
>> the package.
>> Regards,
>> Markus
> Dear Markus,
> I do not have any programming chops. I could not  get  it  to compile
> and found out on the forums from one of Debian stretch users that
> because gcc use pie (for ASLR) and then saw this stackoverflow
> conversation which explained what it is all about.
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2463150/what-is-the-fpie-option-for-position-independent-executables-in-gcc-and-ld
> My motivations are and were somewhat  different. I was looking at
> games which have been ported to libsdl2 but in Debian repo. are still
> using sdl1.2 here. One of those packages turned out to be angband.  I
> did hear some whisperings of it being moved to SDL2 but as I can't
> get  it  to compile cleanly can't  do much about  it .
> But  as shared am ready to test  if anybody can make a debian package
> out  of it which fulfills Debian policy :)
> there are few people who still play it
> https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=angband
> and if somebody does package and RFS, could talk about the package in
> itsfoss.com . There are people who still like both ASCII rogue-likes
> and other low-poly pixel art  graphic resolution games :)

Hi all,

I was talking with upstream and came to know that there was some
attempts made to do an SDL2 port -


I was able to get  most of the configure script built but it fails as
it looks still for libsdl1.2

~/games/angband$ ./configure --help
`configure' configures Angband 4.0.5 to adapt to many kinds of systems.

Usage: ./configure [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

To assign environment variables (e.g., CC, CFLAGS...), specify them as
VAR=VALUE.  See below for descriptions of some of the useful variables.

Defaults for the options are specified in brackets.

  -h, --help              display this help and exit
      --help=short        display options specific to this package
      --help=recursive    display the short help of all the included packages
  -V, --version           display version information and exit
  -q, --quiet, --silent   do not print `checking ...' messages
      --cache-file=FILE   cache test results in FILE [disabled]
  -C, --config-cache      alias for `--cache-file=config.cache'
  -n, --no-create         do not create output files
      --srcdir=DIR        find the sources in DIR [configure dir or `..']

Installation directories:
  --prefix=PREFIX         install architecture-independent files in PREFIX
  --exec-prefix=EPREFIX   install architecture-dependent files in EPREFIX

By default, `make install' will install all the files in
`/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/lib' etc.  You can specify
an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' using `--prefix',
for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.

For better control, use the options below.

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
  --bindir=DIR            user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
  --sbindir=DIR           system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
  --libexecdir=DIR        program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
  --sysconfdir=DIR        read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
  --sharedstatedir=DIR    modifiable architecture-independent data [PREFIX/com]
  --localstatedir=DIR     modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
  --runstatedir=DIR       modifiable per-process data [LOCALSTATEDIR/run]
  --libdir=DIR            object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
  --includedir=DIR        C header files [PREFIX/include]
  --oldincludedir=DIR     C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
  --datarootdir=DIR       read-only arch.-independent data root [PREFIX/share]
  --datadir=DIR           read-only architecture-independent data [DATAROOTDIR]
  --infodir=DIR           info documentation [DATAROOTDIR/info]
  --localedir=DIR         locale-dependent data [DATAROOTDIR/locale]
  --mandir=DIR            man documentation [DATAROOTDIR/man]
  --docdir=DIR            documentation root [DATAROOTDIR/doc/angband]
  --htmldir=DIR           html documentation [DOCDIR]
  --dvidir=DIR            dvi documentation [DOCDIR]
  --pdfdir=DIR            pdf documentation [DOCDIR]
  --psdir=DIR             ps documentation [DOCDIR]

X features:
  --x-includes=DIR    X include files are in DIR
  --x-libraries=DIR   X library files are in DIR

System types:
  --build=BUILD     configure for building on BUILD [guessed]
  --host=HOST       cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]
  --target=TARGET   configure for building compilers for TARGET [HOST]

Optional Features:
  --disable-option-checking  ignore unrecognized --enable/--with options
  --disable-FEATURE       do not include FEATURE (same as --enable-FEATURE=no)
  --enable-FEATURE[=ARG]  include FEATURE [ARG=yes]
  --enable-curses         Enables Curses frontend (default: enabled)
  --enable-x11            Enables X11 frontend (default: enabled)
  --enable-sdl            Enables SDL frontend (default: disabled)
  --enable-win            Enables Windows frontend (default: disabled)
  --enable-test           Enables test frontend (default: disabled)
  --enable-stats          Enables stats frontend (default: disabled)
  --enable-sdl-mixer      Enables SDL mixer sound support (default: disabled
                          unless SDL enabled)
  --disable-ncursestest       Do not try to compile and run a test
ncurses program
  --disable-sdltest       Do not try to compile and run a test SDL program

Optional Packages:
  --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]    use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
  --without-PACKAGE       do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
  --with-setgid=NAME      install angband as group NAME
  --with-private-dirs     use private scorefiles/savefiles
  --with-no-install       don't install, just run in-place
  --with-ncurses-prefix=PFX   Prefix where ncurses is installed (optional)
  --with-ncurses-exec-prefix=PFX Exec prefix where ncurses is
installed (optional)
  --with-x                use the X Window System
  --with-sdl-prefix=PFX   Prefix where SDL is installed (optional)
  --with-sdl-exec-prefix=PFX Exec prefix where SDL is installed (optional)

Some influential environment variables:
  CC          C compiler command
  CFLAGS      C compiler flags
  LDFLAGS     linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a
              nonstandard directory <lib dir>
  LIBS        libraries to pass to the linker, e.g. -l<library>
  CPPFLAGS    (Objective) C/C++ preprocessor flags, e.g. -I<include dir> if
              you have headers in a nonstandard directory <include dir>
  RST2HTML    command for converting reStructuredText to HTML
  RST2LATEX   command for converting reStructuredText to LaTeX
  CPP         C preprocessor
  MAKE        Name of a make program to use
  XMKMF       Path to xmkmf, Makefile generator for X Window System

Use these variables to override the choices made by `configure' or to help
it to find libraries and programs with nonstandard names/locations

~/games/angband$ ./configure --with-no-install --enable-sdl --enable-sdl-mixer
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for tput... /usr/bin/tput
configure: touching .deps files
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for windres... no
checking for rst2html.py... no
checking for rst2html... rst2html
checking for rst2latex.py... no
checking for rst2latex... rst2latex
checking for pdflatex... pdflatex
checking for rm... /bin/rm
checking for mv... /bin/mv
checking for cp... /bin/cp
checking for dirent.h that defines DIR... yes
checking for library containing opendir... none required
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking fcntl.h usability... yes
checking fcntl.h presence... yes
checking for fcntl.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdbool.h that conforms to C99... yes
checking for _Bool... yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking return type of signal handlers... void
checking for mkdir... yes
checking for setresgid... yes
checking for setegid... yes
checking for stat... yes
checking if gcc supports -Wno-missing-field-initializers... yes
checking if make supports SysV-style inclusion... yes
checking for make silent include syntax... gnu
checking for ncursesw5-config... /usr/bin/ncursesw5-config
checking for ncurses - wide char support... yes
checking for mvwaddnwstr... yes
checking for use_default_colors... yes
checking for can_change_color... yes
checking for X... libraries , headers
checking for gethostbyname... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
checking for sdl-config... no
checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.10... no
*** The sdl-config script installed by SDL could not be found
*** If SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to sdl-config.
checking for Mix_OpenAudio in -lSDL_mixer... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating mk/buildsys.mk
config.status: creating mk/extra.mk
config.status: creating mk/sinclude.mk
config.status: creating src/autoconf.h


  Install path:                           (not used)
  binary path:                            ..
  config path:                            /home/shirish/games/angband/lib/
  lib path:                               /home/shirish/games/angband/lib/
  doc path:                               /home/shirish/games/angband/doc/
  var path:                               /home/shirish/games/angband/lib/

-- Frontends --
- Curses                                  Yes
- X11                                     Yes
- SDL                                     No; missing libraries
- Windows                                 Disabled
- Test                                    No
- Stats                                   No

- SDL sound                               No; missing libraries

just to see if I was on the right branch did -

~/games/angband$ git log
commit 891dccb0ff5a61573606437b071ea3b72cfdafd6 (HEAD ->
origin/textui2, origin/textui2)
Author: Vic K <t4nk074@openmailbox.org>
Date:   Sat Dec 17 18:13:51 2016 +0800

    Improve comments in ui2-term.h

    Don't know if this is actually an improvement... writing comments
    in foreing languages is a lot more difficult than writing C :)

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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