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Bug#846464: apt: Please drop B-D on googletest on unsupported architectures

Source: apt
Version: 1.4~beta1
Severity: important
User: debian-ports-devel@lists.debian.org
Usertags: alpha m68k sh4 sparc64


src:apt is currently BD-Uninstallable on alpha, m68k, sh4 and sparc64 because it
has a build-dependency on googletest which is not available on these architectures
because the code is buggyt (over 300 issues in the upstream bug tracker) and the
maintainer in Debian doesn't really seem to care (he removed the other gtest
package which provides libgtest-dev and which built on all architectures).

I would therefore like to ask you to exclude googletest for the affected
architectures until either Google upstream or the maintainer of googletest
can be bothered to fix their software.

I think I don't need to elaborate why not being able to built src:apt is
a bad thing on any architecture.


 .''`.   John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
 : :' :  Debian Developer - glaubitz@debian.org
 `. `'   Freie Universitaet Berlin - glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de
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