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Re: gnat-3.2 transition plan

Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> writes:

> Second problem: dependencies in the debian/control file.  They probably
> look something like this:
>   Build-Depends: gnat (>= 3.14p-1), gnat (<< 3.15)
> and
>   Depends: gnat (>= 3.14p-1), gnat (<< 3.15)
> What should these look like?  I'm tempted to say:
>   Build-Depends: gnat
> and
>   Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
> For this to work, I think we need a libgnat3.15a.shlibs file.  Also, gnat
> is a virtual package provided by gnat-3.2, which the autobuilders aren't
> going to like.
> Anything further needs to be done?

gnat-3.2 is experimental and shall not be used for compiling Ada
current Ada applications in Debian.

Florian Weimer is preparing a new ACT release (still based on
GCC 2.8) and Ada applications will be built with it as soon as
it has been uploaded.

We're going to have
  Build-Depends: gnat (>= 3.15p-1), gnat (<< 3.16)
  Depends: gnat (>= 3.15p-1), gnat (<< 3.16)

So, none of the applications you listed are affected by the


Jérôme Marant


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