[Pkg-pascal-devel] lazarus is marked for autoremoval from testing

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Sun Jan 1 19:12:05 GMT 2023

Hi Paul,

On Sun, 2023-01-01 at 15:14 +0100, Paul Gevers wrote:
> As (one of) the core maintainer(s), the right course of action for you 
> would be to (at least) downgrade the RC bug that's causing the autoremoval.
>  From https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities:
> serious
>      is a severe violation of Debian policy (roughly, it violates a 
> "must" or "required" directive), or, in the package maintainer's or 
> release manager's opinion, makes the package unsuitable for release.
> Which means that if it's not a policy violation (which David and you 
> agree on), it's your call.
Lazarus already declares a build depends relation to libgtk2.0-dev. So it not a
Lazarus issue.
The real issue is that VMG does not declare that dependency because it was
pulled by fp units gtk2 package.
As last upload removed this dependency as agreed with upstream, any program
build using Lazarus and using GTK2 binding units should build depend on
libgtk2.0-dev until it migrated to GTK3 or GTK4.

I dont agree to reduce the severity of the bug, because an FTBFS is for me a
serious bug. 
However, I don't agree that this is a Lazarus bug but a VMG one.
I did not reassign it back to VMG in order to avoid ping-pong with Samuel until
he agrees to get it back, but I'll keep the bug's severity as is for now.
Abou Al Montacir
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