Re: pgAdmin3 packaging issue / Static link
I'm sorry to insist, but do you think that the workaround described
below is acceptable regarding debian policy ? By workaround, I mean
(shorrt version): as the libs needed by pgAdmin3 won't enter debian for
the moment (and may be never as they are patched versions of the
official ones), I added them to the pgAdmin3 package and linked
statically against these particular ones, just as if they were part of
pgAdmin3 (which is more or less "the truth" in the present situation).
If I should post such questions to another list, just tell me, I'll do.
For now, I don't want to be too noisy. (hope this post was not
Raphaël Enrici wrote:
Dear debian mentors,
pgAdmin3 (http://www.pgadmin.org) is a graphical administration
interface for PostgreSQL based on wxWindows
(http://www.wxwindows.org). The product is built against a wxWindows
version 2.5.x with specific patches from upstream pgAdmin3 developers
As of the discussion with pgAdmin3 upstream developers and with Ron
Lee (wxWindows packager)[I contacted him last summer and last winter],
it seems that wxwindows 2.5.x won't enter debian until a moment and
that the pgAdmin development team will maintain its own version of
wxWindows for a while because the patches applied to the wxWin
snapshots have not all been approved until now by wxWin development team.
So, after a discussion with Vincent Renardias (my first pgAdmin3
sponsor) and Michael Meskes, it comes to me to integrate the build of
wxWin patched snapshot directly in the pgadmin3 package and to link
statically to the libs pgAdmin3 requires until an official package of
wxWin 2.5.x comes out. Andreas Tille which is interested in replacing
Vincent Renardias (too much busy at the moment) for the sponsoring of
pgAdmin3, asked me to post for help regarding this particular
packaging issue as he thought it was out of his personal skill.
So, I would be *really* interested to here your mind on how to do it
The ITP bug report for pgadmin3 can be found here:
The package I'm working on can be found here:
Or with apt:
And for i386:
Any comments are welcome.