[Pkg-pascal-devel] FPC Dependencies in package -17

David Bannon dbannon at internode.on.net
Wed Nov 30 22:39:53 GMT 2022

Hi Folks, I recently uploaded my app, tomboy-ng, to mentors. I tested 
the build process on Testing before doing so and all was well.  However, 
seems that the Debian Build Machines are running Unstable, not Testing.

Now, Testing has fp-compiler-3.2.2 (3.2.2+dfsg-15) and Unstable has 
fp-compiler-3.2.2 (3.2.2+dfsg-17)

-17 seems to have removed the dependencies on libcairo and libpango. 
And, you guessed it, my build assumes that FPC bring in both. Now, I 
agree that FPC probably does not need them but Lazarus does, I cannot 
imagine a GUI app in Lazarus that does not need one or the other. But 
seems the dependency was not moved to Lazarus.

While I have added those dependencies directly to my app (Build), I 
cannot test its effectiveness until -17 makes it into Testing and the 
Package Tracking tools don't tell me how long -17 has been in unstable.

Can you please advise me when -17 is likely to make it into Testing ?  
If its not soon, I'll have to build an unstable based vm to test with. I 
am reluctant to upload again, and annoy my mentor without a meaningful 
test. And Debian now seems to frown on pulling individual packages 
between unstable and Testing.

Related - are you sure libcairo and libpango should not be Lazarus 
dependencies ?

Thanks for your help.


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