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Re: [trinity-devel] Divided libtool × libtool-bin

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:04:04 +0900
On 11/01/2014 08:58 AM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>>
>> we have another unwelcome message:
>>
>> libtool (2.4.2-1.11) unstable; urgency=medium
>>
>>    * Non-maintainer upload.
>>    * Drop libtool's dependency on libtool-bin.
>>    * Add libtool-bin dependency on libtool.
>>    * Make libtool Multi-Arch: foreign. Closes: #682045.
>>    * Bump standards version to 3.9.6.
>>
>>   -- Matthias Klose <doko@.........>  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:21:11 +0200
>>
>>
>> This means that the packages that need to building libtool will need to
>> have a
>> set to variant dependency: "libtool-bin | libtool". I suggest to wait for
>> a
>> change in tde-packaging before we know what all packages will be affected.
>> Now I ran into this problem with pytdeextensions and bibletime. We will
>> see
>> what will follow. We'll see whether it will be appropriate to wait for the
>> change after RC1.
>>
>> --
>> Slávek
>
> Thanks for the heads up.  RC1 will *not* support Debian Jessie due to this
> change, but we will try to make R14 support Debian Jessie as of its
> release.
>
> This is incidentally why I don't like tracking unstable distros.  I know
> many users want to use Jessie (due to the age of the packages in Wheezy)
> but it's constantly being broken and we simply don't have the finances to
> rebuild the packages over and over and over again. :-(
>
> As an aside, please refrain from uploading any new packages to QuickBuild
> at this time.  After the RC1 builds are complete I will be taking it
> offline for long-overdue scheduled maintenance lasting one or two days.
>
> Tim
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I ran in the exact same problem during last night partial rebuild (everything without the "applications" part).
Most of packages build anyway, so we can say that even though RC1 does not support Jessie 100%, we are probably not far 
away from there. Today I will run the remaining part, so by tomorrow I should be able to say exactly how many packages 
FTBFS due to the missing libtool (at the moment I found pytdeextensions, haven't rebuilt bibletime yet).
IMO, if we end up with only two packages being the problem, we could also consider to fix them for RC1, provided that 
this does not trigger a "cascade rebuild" of several other packages on the build farm.

Cheers
   Michele