Re: Packages removed from frozen
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >>"Antti-Juhani" == Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <email@example.com> writes:
> Antti-Juhani> If a circular build-time dependency (which I assume
> Antti-Juhani> this problem is) is a "cannot build from source" type
> Antti-Juhani> of a bug, then gcc should be removed from potato. And
> Antti-Juhani> a lot of other packages.
> Common sense dictates that packages which are in build
> essentials may need to be excempt. Gcc definitely qualifies; but the
> others may not be.
I think that removing packages for this would be ludicrous. I can
think of two packages which presently cannot be built without
themselves which I would be extremely upset if they were removed from
Debian; cmucl, and bigloo (although bigloo upstream tarball is
dispensed as scheme compiled into C which can be built itself, you
cannot modify bigloo source itself and compile it without bigloo).
I'm sure there are quite a few others compilers for various languages
that are in the same position. CMUCL will never build in anything but
itself unless given a major overhaul upstream like William Newman did,
Luckily, I'm pretty damn sure noone would seriously propose these
packages be removed (bigloo will be removed for other reasons
possibly). I think Debian has plenty of other issues to worry about,
and I don't wanna have this one suck up my time.
Craig Brozefsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Free Scheme/Lisp Software http://www.red-bean.com/~craig
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