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Bug#709078: libtiff borken - cannot build anymore?

"Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> writes:
> On 2013-05-20 17:09, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:
>>> On Mo, 20 Mai 2013, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

>>>>>> The build deps that I have are:
>>>>>> 	libgd2-xpm-dev | libgd2-noxpm-dev	=> libtiff5-dev
>>>>>> 	libgs-dev	=> libtiff4-dev
>>>>>> How should this work out?

>>>> The situation is that you can't have both libtiff4-dev and
>>>> libtiff5-dev
>>>> on the build dependency chain of any two packages at the same time.
>>>> For now, what you have to do instead is to have the package that
>>>> requires libtiff5-dev instead build-depend on libtiff5-alt-dev.  The
> [...]
>> It means that ghostscript needs to be updated to do what Jay says.

> Or that gd needs to not tie its own transition to libtiff, and should go
> back to using libtiff4 until we're ready to do the tiff transition.

> Changing gs to use tiff5 just moves the problem to the next reverse
> dependency (of either gs or gd).

Oh, yes, good point -- I was thinking of libgs-dev using libtiff4-alt-dev
and missed that it hasn't yet been introduced.  (Copying the ghostscript
bug so that the maintainers are aware that my advice was premature.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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