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Re: xulrunner, poppler, gnome and gupnp transitions


Dne Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:22:22 +0100
Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> napsal(a):

> Michal Čihař <nijel@debian.org> (16/11/2009):
> > Hi
> Hello,
> > "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> napsal(a):
> > 
> > > #556178 was filed against geoclue this morning, but has already
> > > been marked as wontfix and closed.  The suggestion was to modify
> > > gammu to build without libusb support on !linux, but there doesn't
> > > appear to be any open request to do that.
> > 
> > Just uploaded Gammu with this fix. I'd be great if somebody would
> > notice me about this problem directly, it would not have to wait
> > till I get to read mails on mailing lists...
> given there are several hundreds (when not thousands) of FTBFSes on
> non-Linux ports, you might guess it's hard to check the situation for
> each and every package, to send patches or to mark as Linux specific
> accordingly. And even if some cases are actually trivial, that takes a
> lot of time, which is why many packages are simply marked as Failed
> with a “Needs porting” message, while others are simply Maybe-Failed:
> because the buildd maintainer hasn't had a chance to check what was
> going on.

I know it's generally hard, but in this specific case, the problem has
been already diagnosed and solution suggested here in mailing list and
in bug report on geoclue. Not everybody reads debian-devel and not
reported bugs will most likely not get fixed.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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