[Debichem-devel] Bug#534082: Bug#534082: openbabel: FTBFS: Nonexistent build-dependency: libboost1.37-dev

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Thu Jul 9 09:58:55 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:41:02AM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > Alternatives in build-dependencies are not supported by sbuild,
> Use the -C switch. Further this behavior is violating the Debian Policy section
> 7.1. You might file a bug report with severity "normal", but not a serious bug.

No, I believe Lucas is right. The first option *has* to be available in
practise, this is a long-standing difference between Policy and how
Debian (i.e.  the autobuilders) actually works.

It is OK (IMHO) to add the second Build-Depends to ease backporting, but
for unstable, we havet to make sure that the first is installable.

There will be a new upstream version of OpenBabel in the next days
anyway, and we can then address this problem.



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