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Bug#121459: microwindows build status

Michael Schmitz <schmitz@mail.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> writes:

> That's why (only the last of four identical errors). According to the
> package listing page at http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages there's no
> libmwdrivers.a in any of the PowerPC packages, any distribution. On ix86
> the file is in libmicrowindows0-x11-dbg which (surprise) has source
> microwindows_0.88pre11. Explain. Maybe the missing .depend has something
> to do with it? Where should that come from?

No, that's not quite right.  The build is failing, but not because
libmwdrivers.a should be installed.  It's supposed to be built as part
of building microwindows.

> The source build depends on itself (without bothering to declare that in
> build-depends) unless there was some error I didn't catch in the log. And
> there isn't much of a log before output is redirected to log.build.fb:

No, the package does not depend on itself.  I built it without having
it installed, and I'm sure the other autobuilders are doing so too.

> Side note: redirecting the make output to log.xx.build guarantees the
> output is lost when the build tree is cleaned after successful build on
> other architectures.  

Yeah, it's pretty lame to redirect it.  It should just be spewed to
stdout.  I'll make that change at the least.

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