Backports and packaging help

Etienne Dysli-Metref etienne.dysli-metref at
Thu Mar 3 14:47:56 UTC 2016

On 02/03/16 11:13, Ferenc Wágner wrote:
> I'm already preparing a new shibboleth-sp2 upload fixing the bug which
> keeps it out of testing.  If you've got issues with the current
> packages, don't hesitate to open bug reports and explain the solutions
> employed in your packages.  Once everything is in testing, I'm open to
> providing backports as well.  I try to make the unstable uploads
> reasonably backport-friendly.  Besides the above, testing is also
> greatly appreciated.

Hi Ferenc,

I don't have any particular issue with the current packages, I just want
the latest releases from Scott to quickly show up in unstable/testing. :)

One place where our packaging differs is in handling different Apache
httpd versions: squeeze and wheezy have 2.2 and jessie has 2.4 so the
configure options have to be different. We have this in debian/rules:

# 0x41503234 is "AP24"
APVERS := $(shell grep -q '^\#define MODULE_MAGIC_COOKIE 0x41503234UL' \
  /usr/include/apache2/ap_mmn.h && echo 24 || echo 22)

  autoreconf -f -i
  dh_auto_configure -- \
    --enable-apache-$(APVERS) --with-apxs$(APVERS)=/usr/bin/apxs2 \

Would that help for backporting to wheezy or do you prefer to have the
Apache version fixed anyway?


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