[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#745414: birdfont: please improve valac build-dependency

Andreas Henriksson andreas at fatal.se
Mon Apr 21 13:00:41 UTC 2014

Package: birdfont
Version: 0.37-1
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

Please update birdfont package build-dependency on valac to make it
easier to drop deprecated valac versions.

ie. You should simply be able to say valac (>= required.version)

If you in the future ever needs to depend on a version of valac that
has  not yet been made the default, please specify your dependency the
other way around.

ie. valac (>= x.y) | valac-x.y

This will make sure the default valac version is preferred over a specific
version (and also make sure builds don't end up using a "random" valac
version based on what is actually installed in addition to build-dependencies).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.13-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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