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Bug#887595: RFS: xft/2.3.2-1.1 [NMU]

Hi Tobias,

On Tuesday, 23 January 2018 6:16 PM, Tobias Frost wrote:

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:58:00AM +0000, Hugh McMaster wrote:
>> 1. Cyril Brulebois is listed in Uploaders, but he hasn't been part of 
>>    Debian XFS for some years now.
>Did you ask him if he still is interested in maintaining the package?

Yes, I contacted him shortly after New Year. On 3 January 2018, he 
wrote in an email that he no longer maintained the package:
    "I left that team [Debian XFS] a long while ago (several years): 

>> 2. The VCS URL in the Package Tracker no longer functions, due to the 
>>    recent migration to Debian Salsa.
>That is unrelated. alioth is still working. However this is another sign
>that the package is no longer in active maintaince.

Re-reading what I wrote, I can see I wasn't clear. Julien updated the 
VCS URL in xft's repository on Salsa a week ago. [1] I was implying that 
the VCS URL in the Package Tracker would not work until the package 
is updated. (Correct me if I'm wrong, however.) 

> I suggest to mail kibi and just ask him whether it is and maybe (if you
> want) whether you could add yourself as Co-Maintainer.
> (You maybe also want to file a bug the the repository is defunc.)

Julien is in a better place to tell us about xft's status. That said, I'd be 
happy to help with maintenance, if Julien would welcome that.

>> 3. The package standards version is 3.9.2 ("ancient").
>> 4. The lack of Multi-Arch awareness blocks multi-arch support for 
>>    libpango1.0-dev and libfontforge-dev. These packages, in turn, 
>>    block Wine.
> Thanks for the explanation, but then this should be documented in the bug and
> the severity increased (IMHO to important).

I'll raise the severity and add information about the lack of multi-arch 
support blocking other packages.

>> 5. As for fixing other bugs, #843837 should be tagged 'wontfix', 
>>    since it is an upstream issue (fixed some time ago). I don't know 
>>    enough about the other three bugs to comment.
> How is it fixed upstream? The bug has no info...
> Looking for upstream... It seems that there is no newer release
> at the site mentioned in d/copyright.

Ah, sorry. This was a misuse of terminology. Debian maintainers for 
motif added a patch for #843837 in August last year [2].

Thanks for the advice.

Hugh McMaster

[1] https://salsa.debian.org/xorg-team/lib/xft/commit/32a69bcd3d9b4919376e00e21dbf17b6672bcef6
[2] https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/motif.git/tree/debian/patches/fix_ac_find_xft.patch

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