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Re: libcurl3-dev's reverse Build-Depends

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 03:24:15AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 10:03:14AM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:24:42AM +0200, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> > > Since libcurl3-dev was removed from unstable, suddenly a lot of packages are 
> > > now FTBFS because their Build-Depends on libcurl3-dev cannot be satisfied.  
> > > Would you consider providing a transition libcurl3-dev package for now, or 
> > > making libcurl3-openssl-dev provide libcurl3-dev?  -- Unless it's your 
> > > intention to force all maintainers to choose explicitly between the openssl 
> > > and gnutls versions immediately, in which case there should be a mass bug 
> > > filing.
> > i'd like to force rdepends packagers to choose the right libcurl3-*-dev
> > for them. anyway i agree with you about the wrong time to enforce this.
> > i'll re-introduce libcurl3-dev as a transition package depending on
> > libcurl3-openssl-dev. anyway i don't consider this urgent and it will
> > be solved with the next upload, which is not too far away.
> This kind of uncoordinated change is in fact *very* disruptive when
> we're in the middle of a pile of transitions for testing; you've left all
> packages that build-depend on libcurl3-dev in an unbuildable state in
> unstable (38 of them, it appears), and some of these currently *need* to be
> built in order to get the KDE transition through without breaking packages
> in the process.  Specifically, php4 and php5 are tied into the mess, and are
> missing builds on various architectures which can't be done now without a
> libcurl3-dev fix, or a sourceful upload of php4/5 that requires a rebuild on
> all archs.
> So depending on when you think you'll upload curl again, I need to decide
> whether it's quicker to do a new sourceful upload of php4 and php5, or wait
> for this transition package.

this is enough for me to consider such upload urgent. i'm building and
uploading within minutes.

thank you

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