[R-pkg-team] Bug#960998: r-cran-av: broken symlink /usr/lib/R/site-library/av/samples/Synapsis-Wonderland.mp3

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Tue May 19 10:33:07 BST 2020

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 09:54:49AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> This is due to:
> /usr/lib/R/site-library/av/samples/Synapsis-Wonderland.mp3: broken symbolic link to ../../../../../share/doc/libmp3-tag-perl/examples/empty_10sec.mp3
> The test passes after installing libmp3-tag-perl, but shipping
> a broken link created in debian/rules is wrong in any case.

Arrg, sure this is wrong - I intended to make r-cran-av
   Depends: libmp3-tag-perl
> And depending on libmp3-tag-perl does not make sense for that.

I agree it does not make much sense, yes.  But that package is quite
> I would suggest to remove the override_dh_link, add test
> dependency on libmp3-tag-perl and then copy the file from
> libmp3-tag-perl at the start of the test.

I agree but the file is expected under /usr/lib where I can not copy
anything.  To avoid patching and spending additional time on an issue
that will be possibly resolved with next upstream version I'd prefer to
simply add the missing Depends.  Would you agree with this?

Kind regards and thanks for spotting



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