[rrdtool-maint] Bug#942639: fix build with Python3.8 + unusual packaging of the debug extension

Jean-Michel Vourgère nirgal at debian.org
Sat Oct 19 14:42:54 BST 2019

Hi again

On Saturday, 19 October 2019 12:29:47 CEST Matthias Klose wrote:
> The attached patch fixes the build with Python3.8.
> Noticing that you package both the normal and the debug extension module in
> the same package python3-rrdtool.  The latter should be packaged into a
> python-rrdtool-dbg package.

Could you explain a bit more how is this a problem for python 3.8?

Buster version has:


After switching to automatic debug symbols with an extra python -dbg package:


(This now generates a python3-rrdtool-dbg-dbgsym package)

But I fail to see how this helps with python 3.8. Are the .so name changed? 
How so?

I tried to look at your upload of twisted, but it looks like you forgot to 
push your changes, and twisted_18.9.0-4.dsc is not in the pool yet.

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