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Re: Help needed with perl-tk NMU

-=| Damyan Ivanov, 11.09.2020 12:08:04 +0300 |=-
> I tried the "new upstream release" route because otherwise there 
> would be several patches to import, one of them adding 10k-lines 
> ppport.h
> The result is at https://salsa.debian.org/dmn/perl-tk and builds with 
> per 5.32. There are many lintian/hardening warnings, but since this is 
> a NMU, the changes are bare minimum.
> I haven't tested the resulting package yet, will have to find a way 
> to do so without disturbing the rest of the system. (perhaps 
> docker+vnc would help).

I got around to try this and the results seem acceptable to me.

All the examples seemed OK.

I tried two packages that depend on perl-tk: nama and mapivi.

nama seemed OK to me - no crashes, some windows appeared with menus 
buttons etc.

mapivi worked OK as long as no unicode was involved. It is a JPEG 
viewer with a file browser and unicode directory names are shown as 
latin1 garbage. When trying to open such a directory it complains on 
the console with 'Cannot cd to /path/to/spëcial: No such file or 
directory at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.32/Tk/DirTree.pm'. This 
problem is also present in the version in unstable so it is not 
a regression.

Please tell me if there is another test I should perform.

Would uploading to delayed-7 in a week or so be in line with the plans 
for the arrival of 5.32 to unstable?


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