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Re: xfree86 4.3 cannot be auto-built

Josh Metzler <joshdeb@metzlers.org> writes:

> Sorry if this has already been communicated to you by someone else.
> It looks like xfree86 4.3 needs to be handbuilt, and that it is fairly
> urgent that this happen.  Until it is built, no packages
> Build-Depending on xlibs-dev can build (including xfree86 itself,
> which is why it needs hand-built).
> Here is the problem:  xlibs-dev was split into seperate libs, is now a
> virtual package, and is also now Architecture: all.  So, as soon as it
> was built on one arch, xlibs-dev 4.3.0-2 replaced xlibs-dev 4.2.1-16
> on all arches in unstable.  It cannot be installed, though, until the
> libs it depends on are built on each architecture.  These libs are
> built as part of the xfree86 source package, which cannot be built
> because it depends on xlibs-dev which is uninstallable until they are
> built. :(

Which I would consider a bug in the package. Its self referencing
itself for a build. Is that just a transitional once effect or will
that happen every time XFree is uploaded?

The former is OK, the maintainer warned about it on irc and I think
all archs got the word.

The later I would consider a design flaw in the build system for XFree
and a bug or as a very good reason to implement per architecture -all
packages handling.

> As far as I can tell, xfree86 4.3 stil needs built on mips, mipsel,
> m68k, and arm.
> Josh Metzler

Next time check www.buildd.net for the package state and read the
buildd logs for archs that did finish already.

Or the official buildd.debian.org pages since www.buildd.net is


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