Hello release team, On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:13:34PM +0100, Adeodato Sim?? wrote: > Once boost1.38 is built in all architectures and migrated to > testing, we can proceed with the boost-defaults plans, see below > about this. OK, boost1.38 is built and in testing, so I'm preparing boost-defaults now. I've got a preliminary package of it at http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-boost/boost-defaults/trunk/#_boost-defaults_trunk_ Basically all it has is a control file with unversioned -dev packages that depend on the corresponding 1.38-dev package. I'd appreciate it if you would give it a glance and see whether I've missed something. I realize that most other -defaults generate control from a template and substitute in the version string; I plan to do the same when 1.39 comes out. Are there other improvements I could make? > I suggest that we get started by introducing boost1.38 in unstable, and > once it has migrated to testing, start the migration work. This means: > > * an initial upload of boost-defaults providing versionless -dev > package names pointing at the 1.38 packages After creating boost-defaults, I realized that the existing libboost1.38-dev package has an unversioned conflict with libboost-dev (currently from boost 1.34.1) so I could not install the new libboost-dev from boost-defaults. I uploaded a new version of boost1.38 where the conflict is now versioned and local testing suggests this solves my problem. Unfortunately, however, the new upload fails to compile on a few architectures (ICE on s390, MPI problem on MIPS). Thus, while boost 1.38.0-3 is in testing, the new -4 upload will not migrate until such problems are fixed. Shall I go ahead and upload boost-defaults anyway or would you prefer to wait until the latest boost 1.38 hits testing? Thanks, -Steve P.S. After boost-defaults is uploaded, the archive will have two source packages (boost, boost-defaults) that both produce the binary package libboost-dev. Won't that cause a problem? Does something need to be adjusted to allow this?
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