Re: Release-critical Bugreport for June 9, 2000
> > The current version of PDL (2.005-4) compiles on the alpha, and I believe
> > on all other platforms. This bug is closed, as far as I'm concerned.
On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 12:25:31AM -0400, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> Ok, but do we want to include it in potato? If so, 2.005-4 won't do it
> (since it's in woody...2.005-2 is in potato).
The changes between 2.005-2 and 2.005-4 are trivial, and 2.005-4 was
intended for both potato and woody.
Here's the changes:
 in perldl.conf, get rid of -lMesaGL and -lMesaGLU
This only affects auto-builders. It turns out that
pdl builds fine with mesag-dev not installed, but if
mesag-dev is installed these two libraries cause
Since the presence of these two libraries would
cause a complete failure to build the package,
removing them seems reasonably safe.
 delete Makefile.PL.new
This is a piece of garbage and is completely irrelevant
to the binary package.
Since nothing ever used this file, deleting it
 changes to the debian changelog.
Thus the new version number. Also, this was necessary
to update woody [not having pdl in woody caused a
This is probably the most significant change to
 a minor structural change in debian/rules
checkdir is now a dependency rather than a macro
checkdir gives early warning that something isn't right --
functionally, it can only cause a build to fail. This syntactic
change is thus rather unlikely to change the behavior of the
I hadn't meant to let this one creep into the version
for frozen, but it seems pretty harmless. Basically,
there's now a pair of makefile targets that read:
test -f debian/rules
test root = "`whoami`"
where before checkdir was handled by a defined makefile function.
So, really, the only problem with 2.005-2 is that autobuilders won't
deal with it. And, I suppose, if someone can manually build a copy of
pdl for m68k, I'll be content releasing the slightly more warty 2.005-2
for potato. [Personally, I think -4 is more suitable for potato, but
I very much understand paranoia about accepting changes at this point.]