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Re: Bug#963109: libreoffice: Please drop clang from build-dependencies for alpha and ia64

Hello Rene,

On 23.06.20 12:33, rene@rene-engelhard.de wrote:
> Am 23. Juni 2020 12:05:18 MESZ schrieb Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>:
>> I'm one of the maintainers for the hppa/parisc architecture....
> Which didn't build since 2018. And is constantly bd-uninststallable.

If you apply Adrian's patch which drops dependency on clang,
then it maybe get's bd-installable again?

>> On 19.06.20 19:12, Rene Engelhard wrote:
>>> Am 19.06.20 um 17:46 schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz:
>>>> On 6/19/20 1:08 PM, rene@rene-engelhard.de wrote:
>>>>> Am 19. Juni 2020 12:52:40 MESZ schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
>> <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>:
>>>> I have honestly no clue why you would deny porters to build
>> LibreOffice on non-release
>>>> architectures given these circumstances.
>>> It is. That line needs to be maintained.
>> Sure does it needs to be maintained.
>> And for that reason it's important to get libreoffice built on the
>> non-release architectures.
> No, why?

It's a chain of package dependecies. If one fails, all other behind that
package fail too.

> And please maintain your port wrt installabity of packages before me accusing of not caring, thanks.

For that we need your help.
E.g. there is no plan to support clang on hppa.

>>> Ah, right, so you fix the stuff?
>>> - alpha broken for ages
>>> - hppa broken for ages
>>> - sparc64 BD-Unistallable for ages due to KDE
>>> - kfreebsd-* BD-Uninstallable for ages
>>> See  https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=libreoffice
>> (sid).
>> Yes, I'm sure Adrian will fix lots of issues in libreoffice for those
>> architectures
> I am not.

That's ok.
You don't need to, unless you want to.
The ask is, that you accept correct patches if they don't hurt you.

> You haven't even remotely looked at the link did you? Look at how long alpha is broken?

Does it matter?
There are people who want to fix things and need your help.

>> He did in the past together with the ports maintainers.
>> Speaking for hppa, libreoffice was fixed in 2017, then cleanly compiled
>> until 2018:
>> https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=libreoffice&arch=hppa
> Wow, 2018. We are mid-2020.
> I know he contributed patches for some Arch's (e.g. m68k), that does not change e.g. the alpha situation.

Adrian contributes a LOT for all non-ports architectures.
Patches for m68k often fix other ports too.

>> [...]
>>>> Would it be okay if I send a pull request to make the necessary
>> changes?
>>> I am perfectly able to implement what you want. But whatever.
>>> You can send any pull request.
>>> That doesn't mean I'll merge it.
>> It would be really nice and helpful for the debian-ports platforms if
>> you would
>> merge those, unless they break the release architectures.
> Why do I need to be helpful to dead architectures unless it's a LO issue?
> It is not a new architecture where I could understand this until it's up-to-date - it's dead ones.

Because some people still do care.
If it doesn't hurt you, why should you worry?


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