[Debconf-devel] Bug#887687: libsmokeqt4-dev: broken symlinks and causes qt4-perl FTBFS

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Thu Jun 14 18:45:59 BST 2018

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 06:23:25AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Package: libsmokeqt4-dev
> Version: 4:4.14.3-1.2
> Severity: serious
> Control: affects -1 src:qt4-perl
> qt4-perl FTBFS:
> https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/rb-pkg/unstable/amd64/qt4-perl.html

> /usr/lib/libsmokeqt3support.so and several other .so
> links are broken.

Just a note that this is going to be a blocker for Perl 5.28 transition,
which is expected to happen in the next few months.

debconf Build-Depends: libqtgui4-perl which is going to need a binNMU for
Perl 5.28 but FTBFS because of this bug.

Dear Qt/KDE maintainers: do you think qt4-perl should still be kept alive,
or should the support in debconf be finally removed (see #629405) ?
I see there's a prospective alternative KDE debconf frontend (#631769)
but that seems stalled unfortunately.

Copying the debconf maintainers as well.
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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