pd-zexy: broken Build-Depends

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Thu Jan 17 22:12:36 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de> wrote:
> Felipe Sateler dixit:
> >Well, your puredata is from before stable... With the current build
> >depends pd-zexy can be built in stable.
> Hmh. Strictly speaking, you need to version the B-D then.

It depends. We do not support skipping releases, so pre-stable depends
are not really needed.

> >I'm not sure complicating the build-depends line for oldstable is worthwile.
> By policy, you’d normally have to, but since this is an
> easily solved one-time issue, I refrain from calling it ;)
> But maybe in the future, keep things like this in mind,
> or something.

We do, that's why there is the puredata alternative (for squeeze
backports). What we don't go out of our way to do is to maintain
relationships that span all the way to oldstable.

> >I think you should just remove the current version of puredata from
> >m68k in the meanwhile (all rbuilddeps are likely to fail).
> Actually, I just built puredata, and in the meanwhile,
> pd-zexy also built. I just wanted to inform you of it.
> So, nothing that “must” be done any more, from my PoV,
> just an informative posting.

Good to hear m68k is making progress!


Felipe Sateler

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