[Pkg-emacsen-addons] Bug#900691: elpa-ace-window: fails to bytecompile with unversioned emacs

David Bremner bremner at debian.org
Sun Jun 3 15:47:31 BST 2018

Package: elpa-ace-window
Version: 0.9.0-2
Severity: important
User: debian-emacsen at lists.debian.org
Usertags: unversioned-emacs

Dear Maintainer/Uploader;

As described in [1], we are currently transitioning to an unversioned
"emacs" package; i.e. the actual useful-to-users package will be
"emacs" instead of "emacs25" or "emacs26".

An unversioned emacs package has been uploaded to
experimental. Unfortunately your package does not byte-compile with
this new emacs. In addition to the obvious performance impact, this
has the side-effect of your package not being recognized by the emacs
package system, and potentially causing other elpa-* packages to fail
to install.

The failure to byte-compile is most likely either caused by your
package using an outdated version of the dh-elpa helper, or by some
dependency of your package failing to bytecompile (as mentioned
above). In the former case you can fix this by doing a sourceful
upload with a current dh-elpa [2].

This bug will become RC when unversioned emacs is uploaded to
unstable. There is no fixed schedule for this, but please try to
address this bug so we can move on to other emacs related maintenance
tasks (e.g. new versions of emacs).

[1]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-emacsen/2018/05/msg00043.html
[2]: we can't do bin-NMUs because these are arch:all packages, and Debian does
     not currently support arch:all bin-NMUs

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.16.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_CA:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages elpa-ace-window depends on:
pn  elpa-avy        <none>
ii  emacs           47.0
ii  emacsen-common  2.0.8

Versions of packages elpa-ace-window recommends:
ii  emacs  47.0

elpa-ace-window suggests no packages.

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