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proposal for the reverse depending buggy packages [Was: Re: lesstif2 to motif transition]

Hi Graham,

Before we file bugs again the packages below I like to discuss the
phrasing. Do you agree with the following?

Hi Maintainer,

Your package build depends on libxt-dev/XXX but does not declare this
relation in the debian/control file. This is currently no problem as
this is pulled in by the lesstif2-dev package that you do depend on.

In the near future we like to replace lesstif2 in Debian with the
relicensed (open-)motif package. Lesstif2 was originally created as an
free alternative for motif, but in the mean time became unmaintained and
buggy. Motif itself is now free and got its latest maintenance release
last year.

To ease the transition that will happen some time soon, we will follow
up on this, please explicitly build-depend on libxt-dev/XXX

Kind regards,
Paul & Graham.

On 07-05-13 21:01, Graham Inggs wrote:
> The following packages required an additional build-depends on libxt-dev:
> ferret-vis
> mesa-glw
> sqsh
> tcm
> xabacus
> xpdf
> xsol
> The following packages required additional build-depends as indicated below:
> gridengine - libxft-dev, libxp-dev
> hotswap - libxtdev, libxext-dev, libxp-dev
> mgdiff - libxt-dev, libxext-dev
> xawtv - libxp-dev
> xtel - libxpd-dev

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