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Re: IDN stalled because of Hurd?

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 03:34:40PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Despite being in unstable for 41 days, the last version of libidn (IDN
> == Internationalized Domain Names, domain names in Unicode, see RFC
> 3490) is not yet in sarge.
> This is because http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=libidn
> says:
> Updating libidn makes 5 packages uninstallable due to depending on libidn: gsasl, mailutils, mutt, tin, whois
> All these packages have the proper dependency and are already compiled
> with the unstable version of libidn. 
> Apparently, there is a problem only with the Hurd:
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/whois shows a proper
> dependency for every arch but the Hurd.
> 1) Does anyone know why libidn does not compile on Hurd? buildd log
> http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?pkg=libidn indicates no attempt :-(
> 2) I though that Hurd was not formally released and therefore should
> not block to get into testing?

This problem has nothing to do with hurd-i386. Ignore that. It indeed
has no effect on testing promotion.

The problem is that php4-idn is made uninstallable by the new libidn:
see bug #233049. A binary-only NMU on i386 should fix this.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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