Bug#752837: kiwix: build-depends on xulrunner-dev which is gone

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 16:11:40 UTC 2014

Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de> writes:

> Hi Kelson,
> On  Fr 27 Jun 2014 10:13:53 CEST, Emmanuel Engelhart wrote:
>> On 27.06.2014 05:38, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
>>> Kelson it looks like the package we are depending on xulrunner-dev is
>>> no longer provided, do you know which of above packages we can use?. I
>>> think this also has to be taken care during your next release.
>> I don't know with which package this is replaced, the xulrunner-dev
>> packager should knows this. Having a look to other xulrunner
>> depending package might give a clue. In any case, Kiwix needs access
>> to the xulrunner-sdk to be able to compile.
>> Emmanuel
> I have delayed work on that as I have been waiting for a notice from
> you about a Kiwix release we can package.

I actually cherry-picked a version already from upstream git.

> @Vasudev: I think we should not try to fix the upstream version we
> have in Debian unstable with patches etc. We need a new upstream
> release.

No I didn't fix with patches but I just pulled a git snapshot from
upstream which Kelson said is ready for release but blocking because of
some minor changes needed to other platforms IIRC. If its okay can you
review this?.

Also there is couple of problem like Android source included in upstream
tarball which I filtered out as Kelson said it will not be dropped from
the source. (results in lot of warning noice from dpkg-source)

> @Kelson: can you provide an upstream release within the next 8 weeks?
> If not, I will request a removal of Kiwix from Debian, until we have
> some code that works well with latest package situation in Debian
> unstable.

Yes this is important because we have freeze coming in November and last
time we missed it because we couldn't get kiwix in well before freeze
and RC bugs during freeze resulted in drop from stable :(

Vasudev Kamath
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