[Debichem-devel] Bug#947529: gnome-chemistry-utils: build-depends on deprecated gnome-doc-utils

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Fri Dec 27 22:24:45 GMT 2019

Source: gnome-chemistry-utils
Version: 0.14.17-2
Severity: important
Control: block 936625 by -1
Control: block 889019 by -1
User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs gnome-doc-utils

This package Build-Depends on gnome-doc-utils. gnome-doc-utils is a
deprecated package of documentation utilities. Its most recent upstream
release was in 2012, with most changes in its git repository since then
being translation updates. The GNOME team do not consider gnome-doc-utils
to be suitable for release in Debian 11 'bullseye'.

The supported replacement is yelp.m4 in yelp-tools, as used
in many GNOME 3 packages. A porting guide is available:

gnome-doc-utils relies on Python 2 code that seems unlikely to be
converted to Python 3, so bug #936625 (part of the effort to remove
Python 2 from Debian for Debian 11 'bullseye') has its severity set to
serious. This means that this bug is highly likely to be elevated to
serious severity at some point in future.

Please convert this package to use yelp-tools, or if necessary remove
the documentation processing entirely.


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