Re: Is build process automatic ?
On Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 09:29:20AM +0200, franck routier wrote:
> Hi list !
> I was just wondering if the building of new / updated packages in
> unstable is automatic, or if somebody has to somehow take care of it ?
> In fact, the point is a few packages I'd like to install have broken
> dependencies :
> gnumeric : depends libgal7 (>=0.8-6) but is not installable
> evolution : depends libgal6 but is not installable
> depends libgtkhtml7 (>=0.8.3-5) but is not installable
> gnucash : depends libgal7 (>=0.8-6) but is not installable
> depends libgtkhtml9 (>=0.9.2-2) but is not installable
> All these packages just work fine on my i386 unstable box, but won't
> install on my powerpc unstable laptop.
> So is that a bug (in which case I could send a bug report),
> or just a delay due to someone having to spend time and energy on it (in
> which case I have another question : is there a way for a technically
> not especially skilled user to help?) ?
The build process is automated, but there are several places that
depend on humans. Such as specifying those dependencies, and coding for
Probably, if you trace the dependencies of those packages, you'll find
one that is holding several others up.
I don't know about these specific packages, someone who knows more
will probably reply with details...