[Pkg-e-devel] Zhone and E17-related packages

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed May 13 11:40:15 UTC 2009

Hi there!

Cc:ing the pkg-e-devel@ mailing list: I am not sure where all these
stuff should be discusses, they are both important for pkg-e-devel@ as
well as pkg-fso-maint@, but I discovered them because of FSO packages.

Disclaimer: this is not a rant and I will express only considerations
about the current situation, not personal opinions on the software.

Zhone is actually not installable:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  zhone: Depends: python-edbus but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: python-ecore but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: python-edje but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: python-evas but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: libevas-engines (>= but it is

This because of the following two reasons.

1) the new snasphot for E17 libraries uploaded last week-end (mostly
   version is not yet available for armel.

   Because these are vital libraries for FSO software, I was thinking
   about building the corresponding packages with cowbuilder on my FR,
   could it be useful?  At least this will speed up the process, since
   we do not need to wait for the experimental autobuilders.

2) python-* E17 packages are outdated on Debian and the one in the
   pkg-fso repository are incompatible with the new libraries:

   - python-edbus
     not in Debian yet, available in pkg-fso, Jan Lüebbe started the
     packaging work at

   - pytyon-ecore

   - python-edje

   - python-evas
     version 0.2.1-2 in Debian, while still installable on amd64, FTBFS
     with the new libevas-* libraries

I do not know how I could help here, since I have already too much work
(both Debian and not).  However, given that AFAIK Zhone is the only
working phone application for fso-frameworkd, we must fix it ASAP.

Comments and/or suggestions?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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