[Debconf-devel] Bug#629405: debconf: libqtgui4-perl based frontend might need to be removed

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Sat Jul 21 13:13:30 BST 2018

On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 01:00:28AM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:37:34 +0300, Niko Tyni wrote:
> > As libqtgui4-perl can't be rebuilt for Perl 5.28 in its current state
> > and is not going to be fixed, removal of this debconf frontend has become
> > a blocker for the Perl 5.28 transition and needs to be done in any case
> > before buster releases. Updating the bug metadata accordingly.
> > 
> > Colin and others: please let us know if you have better ideas or if we
> > can help in any way.
> I think this bug can be closes with debconf 1.5.68 if I'm reading its
> changelog correctly?

Not quite but we're close now (thanks again Colin!). The old Qt frontend
and the corresponding build dependency on libqtgui4-perl are still there
as Colin is seeking testers for the new frontend.  See #631769 .

I note that there's also a patch now for #887687 in src:smokeqt, so
src:qt4-perl life support could still be extended a bit if necessary.
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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