[Pkg-freeipa-devel] Bug#998575: Bug#998575: bind-dyndb-ldap: FTBFS: build-dependency not installable: bind9-libs (= 1:9.16.21-1)

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Tue Nov 9 08:53:55 GMT 2021

Hi Timo,

> On 5. 11. 2021, at 8:09, Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton at debian.org> wrote:
> On 5.11.2021 1.37, peter green wrote:
>> >  bind9-dev : Depends: bind9-libs (= 1:9.16.21-1) but it is not going to be installed
>> It looks like bind8 no longer builds the bind9-dev package. It's still present in
>> unstable as a cruft package but is uninstallable due to version constraints, it's
>> completely gone from testing.
> I don't know what's going on here, but at least the current bind9 packaging is not available on salsa, debian/main is on 9.16.22-1 and according to d/changelog it was uploaded to unstable on the same day as 9.17.19-1... (which has now migrated to testing already)

The 9.17 packaging is available from the isc/9.17 branch which should be up to date.

> The new bind9 doesn't mention dropping bind9-dev on d/changelog. Ondrej, why was it dropped?

We need to figure out what to do with bind-dyndb-ldap in the future.  The BIND 9 libraries are not
meant for public consumption since 9.14.0. The upstream (which is incidentally also me) has declare the libraries
private and the symbols could change even between patch releases. There’s absolutely no guarantee
about symbol stability even on stable branch.

Unfortunately, bind-dyndb-ldap is licensed under GPL-2.0 which makes it impossible to include
it directly in the src:bind9 package.

I see no easy way from this. I will reintroduce the bind9-dev package, but this will make
the bind-dyndb-ldap package to regularly FTBFS anyway and it needs to be fixed before
the next stable release.


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