Bug#887595: RFS: xft/2.3.2-1.1 [NMU]
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wrote in an email that he no longer maintained the package: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.  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 .
Thanks for the advice.