Bug#623657: sun-java6: is the libxp6 build-dependency necessary?
dparsons at debian.org
Fri Apr 22 04:42:43 UTC 2011
The xprint package is obsolete and scheduled for removal. A related
library is libxp, which provides an API that enables client programs
to access and use an Xprint server. Since we're getting rid of
xprint, one could argue it makes sense to get rid of libxp as well.
Your package build-depends on libxp6. This situation sometimes arises
historically from the time before xprint was considered obsolete, with
Build-depends: libxp-dev being set in the past and then forgotten and
untouched. In your case it's a bit more odd since you have a
build-depends on the binary library libxp6 rather than the development
This bug has been filed to prompt you to check if you really need
Xprint (libxp) support in your package.
You have lesstif2 and lesstif-bin depending on libxp6
and lesstif2-dev depending on libxp-dev.
We'll leave libxp in the archives for the time being until you and the
other packages using it have determined whether you want to keep the
dependency. But we'll be removing xprint itself and other related
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