On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 15:45 +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> the pkg-multimedia team has just uploaded a revised flac_1.2.1-3
> package to unstable. This packages contains fixes for two bugs
> (#579025 and #585518) which unfortunately required an autoreconf of
> the build system. The autoreconf result is applied by means of a
> patch, which makes the interdiff quite huge and is the reasons why I
> haven't attached it to this mail.
#585518 appears to be a wishlist change to support an unofficial port,
which wouldn't qualify for an exception on its own.
I'm ambivalent about #579025. The bug log indicates that it doesn't
actually affect any packages in the archive, as it only occurs when the
install prefix is not overriden; it could break things for people
compiling local flac-using applications. By your own determination
though, it's only a "normal" bug.
The log for #579025 also suggests that fixing it would require
rebuilding reverse dependencies; is that the case?