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

Hi Hugh,

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 11:39:11AM +0000, Hugh McMaster wrote:
> 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 wrote in an email that he no longer maintained the package: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): 
>     https://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2013/10/msg00292.html";

Ok, thanks for the information. Please forward the mail to me
(or to mia@qa.debian.org, that reaches me too) so that I can file a bug to get
kibi's name removed from the Uploaders field .
(policywise the package would then violating policy §5.6.3)
But I hope that Julien answers below :)

> >> 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.

That's a word.
Julien: Would it be ok for the X-Strike team to accept Hugh as
> >> 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.

OK. With that an NMU will be in order.
However, I would appreciate it if we could do a normal uploader with it
(and maybe you as new Uploader). This woould then also allow to have some
other improvements in the package...

> >> 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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