[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#520747: Bug#520747: BioCocoa.app and SequenceConverter.app (Was: Bug#520747: Watch file)

Scott Christley schristley at mac.com
Wed Mar 25 15:04:36 UTC 2009

On Mar 25, 2009, at 7:43 AM, Yavor Doganov wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:47:57AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> I'd be very happy if somebody might have a look at biococoa.
> Hi Andreas -- there are some serious issues with it.
> GNUstep frameworks are packaged like classic shared libraries (that's
> what they are, in fact), i.e. the biococoa source package should build
> the binary packages libbiococoa2 and libbiococoa-dev.  You don't need
> the Replaces/Conflicts/Provides: biococoa.app -- sequenceconverter.app
> would just build-depend on libbiococoa-dev and end up depending on
> libbiococoa2.  If you strongly care about upgrades,
> sequenceconverter.app could build also a dummy transitional package
> biococoa.app that depends on sequenceconverter.app (to be dropped
> after Squeeze).

This is not exactly correct.  sequenceconverter.app is essentially  
BioCocoa V1 when the only functionality it had was to read/write  
sequence files.  For BioCocoa V2, much of the internals was re- 
architected and it became a library, but in a cruel twist of fate, not  
all of the capability got moved forward, so sequenceconverter.app  
cannot utilize BioCocoa V2 to do its work, and thus really doesn't  
depend upon it all.  It will in the future once that capability has  
been re-implemented.


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