pd-zexy: broken Build-Depends

IOhannes zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Jan 23 22:14:55 UTC 2013

On 01/17/2013 10:28 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Hi,
> pd-zexy has alternative Build-Depends, however, they don’t work:
> […]
>   pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy : Depends: puredata-core which is a virtual package. or
>                                            puredata (<  0.43) but it is not going to be installed.

hmm, any idea why "puredata-core" is named a "virtual package"?
it is as real as a package can get.

> The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
>        Install the following packages:
> […]
> 8)      puredata [0.41.4-1 (unstable)]
> […]
> checking pd/m_pd.h usability... no
> checking pd/m_pd.h presence... no
> checking for pd/m_pd.h... no
> configure: error: m_pd.h is desperately needed!
>          install pd and/or use
>          "--with-pd=</path/to/pd/>"
> make: *** [debian/stamp-autotools] Error 1
> dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build-arch gave error exit status 2

ouch; you discovered an upstream bug.
i'll forward it, and could provide a patch that fixes the problem.

> I think dropping the alternative on puredata is way to go.
> I’ll just build its newer version, but due to the existence
> of the alternative B-D, wanna-build considers pd-zexy to be
> eligible for building.

ah btw, the B-D in question is really
  "puredata-dev | puredata (<< 0.43)"
rather than
  "puredata-core | puredata (<< 0.43)"
the latter is merely for runningthe test-suite.


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