Bug#947186: evolution-data-server: Please omit evolution-data-server{, -tests} on Ubuntu/i386

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Sun Dec 22 17:31:12 GMT 2019

Package: evolution-data-server
Version: 3.34.1-1
Severity: minor
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu focal ubuntu-patch

Dear maintainers,

In Ubuntu, we are in the process of moving the i386 architecture to a
compatibility-only layer on amd64.  We are keeping evolution-data-server on
i386 because it is a build-dependency of bluez, but the server binary
packages built from this source have dependencies on other packages that are
not being kept as part of the compatibility library set (gnome-keyring).

We would like to drop the evolution-data-server and
evolution-data-server-tests packages rather than keeping them around in the
Ubuntu archive and uninstallable.  Would you please consider applying the
attached patch, or something like it, to omit building this binary package
on Ubuntu?

Thanks for considering,
Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                   https://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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diff -Nru evolution-data-server-3.34.1/debian/rules evolution-data-server-3.34.1/debian/rules
--- evolution-data-server-3.34.1/debian/rules	2019-10-30 05:10:50.000000000 -0500
+++ evolution-data-server-3.34.1/debian/rules	2019-12-22 11:26:15.000000000 -0600
@@ -8,6 +8,10 @@
 export SENDMAIL_PATH = /usr/sbin/sendmail
+ifeq ($(shell dpkg-vendor --is Ubuntu && echo yes) $(DEB_HOST_ARCH), yes i386)
+   skip_packages = -Nevolution-data-server -N evolution-data-server-tests
 	dh $@
@@ -60,3 +64,9 @@
 	dbus-run-session -- dh_auto_test || true
+	dh_builddeb ${skip_packages}
+	dh_gencontrol ${skip_packages}

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