Bug#781938: RFS: vid.stab/0.98b-1

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Mon Oct 26 12:15:11 UTC 2015

On 26 October 2015 at 02:00, Vincent Pinon <vpinon at april.org> wrote:
>> - You might want to keep the epoch so that people installing those
>> packages can upgrade to this version when it lands in debian.
> I also think that we should start with a clear base in Debian,
> so I reset the changelog (wiping the dmo & ubuntu-ppa mix, but keeping copyright)...
>> - Please use the alioth list as the maintainer (check any other team
>> package [eg, csound] for the name and address). In general please read
>> the guidelines in the wiki[1]
> Sorry, fixed, and read again the ref page :)
>> - Please drop the builddeb override, xz is the default.
> done
>> - On i386, we need to disable sse, as it is not guaranteed to be
>> available on all hosts. I think it can be loaded at runtime by using
>> the hardware capabilities feature of glibc linker:
>>    - Compile the package twice, once with and once without sse.
>>    - Ship the non-sse version in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
>>    - Ship the sse version in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/sse2
>>    - Then ld.so will choose the appropriate version at runtime (see
>> the ld.so manpage for details).
> Hum, a bit beyond my packaging knowledge...
> Do you have an example?

It is a bit convoluted. Maybe we could start by force-disabling SSE on
i386 and then later add a second sse version?

>> - debian/copyright needs dates updated (2010-2014 for the upstream part).
> Done
> All these changes in forced-upload again:
> https://mentors.debian.net/package/vid.stab
>> - You might want to forward the patch upstream.
> Right, I will do it

I see that Andreas Cadhalpun (in CC) expressed interest in this
package and apparently already forwarded that patch upstream. Andreas,
did you ever get a response on that?

I'm adding the ITP (and all participants) back to CC to let them know
about your work.


Felipe Sateler

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