[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Please consider packaging a Rust version that allows #![feature(...)]

Luca Bruno lucab at debian.org
Mon Aug 31 09:37:34 UTC 2015

[moving this out of BTS, back to ML]

> Some notes:

> - for some reason we bundle a
> src/etc/snapshot.pyc in the .debian.tar.gz and force it to be ignored with
> debian/source/include-binaries, wtf?

I've never noticed it, but this comes directly from upstream tarball.
We probably also re-touch it when downloading the stage0 snapshot.
I'm not sure if this has already been reported upstream...

> - both beta and nightly have upgraded
> to jquery 2.1.4 but my upgrade script doesn't account for this
> - pretty
> sure we can symlink jquery.js in debian/rust-doc.links instead of having
> debian/rules explicitly do it

Cargo too, but IIRC jquery2 is not packaged at the moment.

> - not sure what to do with the
> libstd-rust-xxxx stuff. I couldn't find the id anywhere in the upstream
> source, even in the current debian sid version.

It is computed at runtime, see mk/main.mk:
# Append a version-dependent hash to each library, so we can install different
# versions in the same place

It is basically a truncated md5 of the version string.

> Also, will we continue to
> keep adding the old package versions to Replaces/Breaks? This seems
> unsustainable.

Yes I agree that it is a bit ugly in the long term.
Braindump: can we introduce a generic versioned provide (without the hash 
suffix) and breaks on that instead, based on version?

Cheers, Luca

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