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

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 14:05:09 BST 2018

El jueves, 14 de junio de 2018 14:45:59 -03 Niko Tyni escribió:
> 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-per
> > l.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.

Hi! I have just pinged the rest of the Qt/KDE team for thoughts, as I have 
never used this myself so I might not have a good view on the issue.

I'll try to follow up soon, but please ping me again (IRC is valid too) if I 
don't cam up with a reply in, let's say, 5 to 7 days.


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Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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