[Pkg-pascal-devel] doublecmd backport to wheezy

bruno zanetti bzanetti00 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 17:00:30 UTC 2015

Hi Graham, Paul and everybody

2015-06-01 13:36 GMT+02:00 Graham Inggs <graham at nerve.org.za>:

> Hi Paul / Bruno
>  On 25-05-15 18:40, bruno zanetti wrote:
>>> I'd  be pleased to share a backport I made of doublecmd from jessie
>>> (0.5.11-1) to wheezy. The only change I made (in debian/control) was to
>>> force use of fp >= 2.6.4 and lcl >= 1.2 from wheezy-backports to avoid
>>> FTBFS.
> I think it would be better to backport 0.6.2-1 as upstream's changelog [1]
> shows a long list of fixes since 0.5.11-1.
> I'm not familiar with the backporting process, but I think this should be
> possible.

AFAIK only the version in jessie (0.5.11-1) can be backported to 'regular'
wheezy-backports in order to ensure a clean upgrade path from
wheezy+wheezy-backports to jessie [B1].
Actually, I already have a working backport of 0.6.2-1 suitable for
wheezy-backports-sloppy (though I haven't uploaded it to mentors.d.n yet),
however I can't ensure that future versions hitting testing could be easily
backported as well, especially in case of new unsatisfiable dependencies.
The same holds for a backport to jessie-backports, which I also have ready.
For this reason I might have to break [B2] at some point for these kind of
Let me know which kind of backport is preferable (even none or all of them

> Instead of forcing the use of fpc >= 2.6.4 and lcl >= 1.2, another way of
> avoiding the FTBFS is to leave the build-depends on fpc and lcl as they are
> and additionally build-depend on lazarus-src.  I am thinking of using this
> method for backporting doublecmd to Ubuntu Trusty.  I don't know which
> method is better suited for Debian backports.

I might have made a mistake but it seems that build-depending on
lazarus-src does not help. I tried to add "lazarus-src",
"lazarus-src-1.2.4" and "lazarus-src (>= 1.2.4)" in turn to build-depends
but none worked. In all cases, pbuilder pulls in the old (wheezy) versions
of fpc and lcl which cause build errors.

> Regards
> Graham
> [1] http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/mantisbt/changelog_page.php
Best regards


[B1] http://backports.debian.org/Contribute/#index7h3
[B2] http://backports.debian.org/Contribute/#index4h3
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