[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#887575: castle-game-engine FTBFS with fpc 3.0.4

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Thu Jan 18 18:36:41 UTC 2018

clone 887575 -1
assign -1 src:fpc
retitle -1 fpc MA setup breaks some reverse dependency builds
found -1 3.0.4+dfsg-13
block 887575 by -1


On 18-01-18 14:44, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-01-18 at 06:43 +0100, Michalis Kamburelis wrote:
>> The problem is caused by the different directories used by new FPC
>> 3.0.4 packages (compared to previous versions of FPC in Debian).
> I must admit that I was expecting many packages to break as the change
> is too big.
> But I assume this is worth the pain as now we can install multiple
> architecture units on the same host.

But I think this must be fixed in fpc (therefore the clone of the bug),
not in all the packages that build using it.

>> Doing
>>   ./fpmake --globalunitdir="/usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4"
> Why do we need this? FPC should use the /etc/fpc.cfg to get this, why do
> we need to explicitly pass this?
>> doesn't work, since /usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4 does not exist. This works:
>>   ./fpmake --globalunitdir="/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/fpc/3.0.4"
> I would use

So, /etc/fpc.cfg should be fixed, no? Can that be done in a MA manner?
If not, I consider the whole fpc/MA design broken.

>> To fix this, I suggest to
>> - Change / define the $FPCDIR variable inside Debian build scripts, to
>> point to the new correct directory.
> I would try to avoid this if possible but indeed seems correct solution

I disagree. I think a solution where every package needs to define this
is wrong.

>> - Or create a symlink /usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4 ->
>> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/fpc/3.0.4 .
> This brings us back to pre-MA epoch. Let's avoid it. Also not possible
> in the Debian auto-builder daemon.

The first sentence is what I also thought, but what do you mean by the last?


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