[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#714025: Please remove svgalib support

peter green plugwash at p10link.net
Thu Oct 3 20:38:10 UTC 2013

Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> Package: fpc
> Severity: important
> fp-units-gfx-2.6.2 uses svgalib, which is scheduled for removal
> from the archive. Please disable it and drop the build-dep on
> libsvga1-dev.
Sorry for not responding to this bug earlier

The practice adopted by the fpc package so-far has been to let the 
upstream build process build these import units regardless of whether or 
not debian supplies the corresponding libraries. If the libraries are in 
debian we depend on them to make things work out of the box but if the 
libraries aren't present in debian we just leave it up to the users to 
work out how to get the libraries they need to actually make use of the 
import units.

As such if noone objects I intend to remove the dependency on svgalib 
and make no other changes.

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