Hi Adam and Gianfranco,
Steve accepted almost all of my NMU changes last Friday, when he released a maintainer version of freetype.
So this RFS bug can be closed.
Thank you for your advice during the process.
From: Hugh McMaster <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, 22 December 2017 11:30:57 PM
To: Gianfranco Costamagna
Cc: Adam Borowski; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Bug#884769: RFS: freetype/2.8.1-0.2 [NMU]
On Friday, 22 December 2017 3:11 AM, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> ok, so fix all the reverse dependencies *before* dropping it, not after.
> We don't usually "break stuff and let maintainers fixup things", but:
> 1) open bugs (maybe with patches)
Okay, I'll start filing bugs to encourage the use of pkg-config to detect freetype2.
IIRC, some of the 33 already use pkg-config for other packages.
> Anyhow, we are really blocked by Steve, I pinged him on irc, maybe we can fix this old bug
We should keep trying, but I don't want to pressure him to respond.
On another note, when should I prepare an NMU fixing #883698 (an RC bug)?
I'd also like to try removing the libdir code from freetype-config to make the package