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Re: Packages not making it into testing

On Fri, 4 May 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:

> On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 02:35:03PM +0200, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> > Quoting Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>:
> > > + roxen-fonts-iso8859-2 uploaded 399 days ago, out of date by
> > > + roxen-fonts-iso8859-1 uploaded 399 days ago, out of date by
> > These are fonts. Why should they be 'out of date'?!
> Because they're not installable.
> > Reason why these haven't made it into testing is the same as for:
> [...]
> Indeed.
> > > 	roxen isn't up to date on poweprc, and needs the source patched
> > > 	as described in 81648
> > [...]
> > > + imho uploaded 370 days ago, out of date by 360 days!
> > > 	imho depends on roxen, which needs fixing as above
> > There are NO problems with ANY of these packages... The problem is that
> > they depend on 'roxen|roxen2' and roxen2 can't be built on SPARC/PPC.
> The problem is that roxen doesn't build on powerpc, and that all the
> other packages are arch:all and depend on roxen (or roxen2, which also
> doesn't build on powerpc). Accepting any of them means adding packages
> that are uninstallable on powerpc.

I don't understand the problem with roxen2: #81648 only seems to apply to
roxen, but update_excuses.html says:

     * roxen2 2.1.199-3 (new) (optional) (low)
          + Maintainer: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org>
          + roxen2 uploaded 62 days ago, out of date by 52 days!
          + roxen is all screwed up (see bug 81648)
          + not considered

Where is the problem with roxen2?

The only problem with roxen2 seems to be that it's being held up by pike7
that waits for imlib (or it will become uninstallable on alpha) that waits
for libpng (or it will become uninstallable on powerpc) that is only 6/10
days old.

As soon as libpng goes in testing roxen2 should go into testing and all
the libroxen-* packages that depend on "roxen | roxen2" can follow.

> Cheers,
> aj



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