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[mike@markley.org: Re: Bug#220061: Status?]

Looking for someone to help me wrangle automake and fix the gnome-pilot
build process.

I'm not subscribed to -devel, so please Cc: me on list replies.

----- Forwarded message from Mike Markley <mike@markley.org> -----

From: Mike Markley <mike@markley.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 04:42:26 -0700
To: Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>, 220061@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#220061: Status?

tags 220061 + help

On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 03:27:31PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> It doesn't sound like a circular dependency, but that the order of the build
> process does not match the order of library dependencies.  The organization
> that you describe sounds more sane anyway, even without the issue of library
> dependencies.

It certainly seems that way, but I've been digging deeper and I'm not
sure that libgpilotd and gpilotd are particularly separable. They share
a large set of common CORBA sources and I can't find a way to make
automake happy with pulling in source or object files from a different
top-level subdirectory.

I'm tagging this help in the hope that someone with more knowledge of
and patience for automake may have a better idea of how to accomplish
separating the CORBA stuff and one or two other common files in an
automake-friendly fashion.

> If upstream is dead, and the package is unsuitable for a Debian release
> as-is (which is what the severity of this bug indicates), then we can choose
> either to diverge, or to drop the package from the release until upstream
> comes back (assuming that evolution can be built without it).

Upstream is currently away working on Evolution (which, incidentally, is
trivially easy to compile without gpilotd). I expect they'll be back,
but "when" is still the big question.

I'm not sure I agree with the notion that three unresolved symbols in
a library that should never be used independently of the library
providing them is a major bug; however, that is, obviously, the RM's
call. With luck, someone who is able to wrangle automake can assist.

----- End forwarded message -----

Mike Markley <mike@markley.org>

The universal thing about sysadmins is that we're lazy as hell.
- Morgan McMillian

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