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Re: please build XFree86 4.3.0 for experimental

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 07:54:08AM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Is anyone building -0pre1v4?  If not I've got a build going and can
> upload when it's done.  (Tried to install -0pre1v3 last night, but
> xlibs-data is only -0pre1v4.)

I would very much like to see an ARM upload of -0pre1v4.

> Also, I noticed two problem along the way.  First, there seems to be a
> circular dependency here.  xfree86 needs libxcursor-dev to build.  But
> libxcursor1 depends on xlibs.  So one needs xlibs-dev 4.2.x installed in
> order to build xcursor, though when xfree86 4.3.0 goes into unstable,
> there will be no xlibs-dev 4.2.x.  Long-term, any release of xcursor
> while xfree86 is building (and thus is uninstallable on some arches)
> breaks stuff, so IMO this is a serious bug.

Unless I'm misunderstaning you, this is no different from the
build-dependency loop between tetex-base and xfree86.

(TeTeX depends on Xlib for xdvi, and XFree86 depends on TeTeX to
generate docs.)

> I broke the circular dep manually by forcing libxcursor1 to install
> though xlibs was not configured (wouldn't configure without xlibs-data
> at the same version).  But the only sane long-term workaround I can
> think of is to remove the dependency between libxcursor1 and xlibs, and
> just let applications depend on both shlib packages.

I don't understand.

> Second, xlibs-data asks manually if I want to accept new versions of
> *all* of its config files the first time it's installed.  I'm not sure
> about what can be done about this, since those files seem to be moving
> from one package to another, but it's a bit annoying...

xfree86 (4.3.0-0pre1v5) experimental; urgency=low
  * Update xlibs and xlibs-data's package descriptions to clarify that X
    Keyboard Extension (XKB) data is in xlibs, but other
    architecture-independent data is in xlibs-data.  The XKB data has not
    moved because dpkg supports no mechanism for migrating conffiles between
    packages, and it is unacceptable for people to be spuriously shown dpkg's
    changed-conffile prompt dozens of times when upgrading from versions of
    xlibs prior to 4.3.0.
    - debian/control

-0pre1v5 isn't released yet, but the above change has already been made.

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