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Re: empty ${shlibs:Depends} causing problems

Hi Andreas!

On 10/30/2016 09:19 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> Something very strange is going on in the sh4 port:
> For some reason some binary packages don't have any dependencies,
> e.g. libcups2 2.2.0-2. The build log [1] says:
> "dpkg-gencontrol: warning: Depends field of package libcups2: unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}"

Yes, this is a known issue which luckily has already been resolved.

> I have no idea why this happened, but it caused qtbase-opensource-src
> to FTBFS [2], because cups wasn't detected.

This was most likely triggered by this regression [1] in glibc which has
already been fixed upstream and the current 2.24-5 Debian package includes
the fix as well.

> Since libcups2 2.2.1-1 has the correct dependencies again, please give
> back qtbase-opensource-src.

Yes, I will do that right now. I wanted to do that earlier, but I forgot
when I went on vacation where I'm traveling a lot (still traveling).

> The other package I found lacking dependencies is libsndfile1 1.0.27-1,
> where the build log [3] has a similar warning:
> "dpkg-gencontrol: warning: Depends field of package libsndfile1: unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}"
> However, rebuilding that version locally produces a package with correct
> dependencies. So please binNMU libsndfile1 on sh4.

Yes, because glibc is fixed now :). Will do an binNMU.

> There might be more cases, but I'm currently not aware of any others.

Let me know if you find others.

PS: I have acquired three additional hardware SH4 buildds while in Japan.
    Once I'm back in Germany, these will be set up as well.


> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-superh/2016/10/msg00016.html

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