[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#749539: optgeo: FTBFS don't build depend on versioned lazarus-ide

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Tue May 27 21:12:16 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-05-27 at 22:03 +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Package: optgeo
> Version: 2.21-2
> Severity: serious
> Justification: fails to build from source (but built successfully in the past)
> Your package build depends on lazarus-ide-1.2. However, we uploaded
> lazarus version 1.2.2 to the archive and you package is now blocking
> the migration to testing as this package does not exist anymore and
> your package FTBFS.
Why something build-depends on lazarus-ide? I'm not aware that the IDE
could be used to build in batch mode. Normally one shall use lazbuild
which is provided by lcl-utils.

> Please don't use the versioned package in your build depends. If
> you have specific requirements, please discuss them on the
> e-maillist in CC of this bug, so we can improve the lazarus package:
> pkg-pascal-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
And yes, please use the metapackage unless there are good reasons to
depend on a specific lazarus version.

Abou Al Montacir
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