[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#969616: Bug#969609: rust-zstd: unbuildable, uninstallable, depends on non-existent rust-zstd-safe

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Tue Sep 8 21:23:49 BST 2020


You keep filing these same bugs. I have told you this many times before already: this is just how rust packaging works, Britney's migration policy already prevents these packages from reaching Debian Testing, so there is no problem, no users are affected.

You filing these bug reports accomplishes nothing, except delay & annoy other Rust packagers who forget to close these pointless bugs, thereby unnecessarily blocking any fixed packages from actually reaching Debian Testing. Oftentimes the fix is also not to update the package itself, but to upload another package. Due to the idiosyncracies of the BTS, not everyone knows how to close these bugs correctly (notfound -1 $version) and it will result in further delays.

Please stop filing these bug reports, they only create extra unnecessary work for other people, and make Debian worse for users, by slowing down the stream of fixes. Britney already prevents Testing migration.


Steve Langasek:
> Source: rust-zstd
> Version: 0.5.1-1
> Severity: grave
> The rust-zstd package has both a dependency and a build-dependency on
> librust-zstd-safe-2.0.3+experimental-dev, which does not exist anywhere in
> Debian.  Presumably it would be built by a rust-zstd-safe package, but no
> such package exists, including in the Debian NEW queue.
> The binaries of rust-zstd that are in Debian were clearly not built on the
> autobuilders, and all other architectures besides amd64 are unable to build
> this package.
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