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Re: dar-static build failure

On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Brian May wrote:
> On 27 August 2011 06:38, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> > And I do think it is at least a serious bug for libgpg-error-dev to drop its
> > static lib when there are rdepends that require it (dar).  But I am not sure
> > about this one.
> The documentation says "makes unrelated software on the system (or the
> whole system) break" for critical. I don't think this is critical...
> For serious, it says "is a severe violation of Debian policy (roughly,
> it violates a must or required directive), or, in the package
> maintainer's or release manager's opinion, makes the package
> unsuitable for release" however I don't think this is a violation of
> Debian policy so just sure I can justify serious either.
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities

Well, it makes other related packages FTBFS.   That warrants either serious
or grave, as it breaks other packages in a way that is considered a serious
bug.  It *also* either makes it unsuitable for release, or make directly
related packages unsuitable for release.  Again, enough for a "serious" bug.

In any case, it is nasty enough that it justifies a delayed NMU restoring
the proper static library.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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