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Bug#709078: libgs-dev / cups: please rebuild with libtiff5-dev


On 05/21/2013 10:58 AM, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
>> a precondition for rebuilding ghostscript w/ libtiff5-dev is rebuilding
>> cups w/ libtiff5-dev since libcupsimage2-dev also depends on it.
> Why is libtiff-dev not provided by libtiff5-dev ? cups build-depends on 
> libtiff-dev and I'm surprised to have to change cups's source when we 
> explicitely depend on the non-versionned -dev package.
> If there's a libtiff transition happening, the libtiff-dev should be provided 
> by libtiff5-dev (and not by libtiff4-dev anymore) (and cups would be just 
> binNMU'ed).
> What am I missing here?

You are not missing anything. :-) Since other packages are migrating to
libtiff5-dev also, maybe it's time for libtiff-dev to be provided by the
newer tiff?

Jay, can you please clarify this?

Thanks in advance,


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