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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] 0.7 debian packages - please test

Hi Alex,

Am Freitag, den 11.08.2006, 20:43 +0100 schrieb Alex Bligh:
> Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > I have prepared debian packages for 0.7. Because they are now split, I'd
> > like to hear some opinions first before I upload them, especially from
> > you, Paul.
> OK a couple of questions:
> 1. You have a build-depends on libtool. I'm really hoping this is now
>     unnecessary. We keep trying to get rid of it! You might check
>     without it.

Ok, thanks for the pointer. I'll try that.

> 2. You have a build-depends on automake-1.9. But then you have a local
>     patch that removes the automake version check for 1.9. I am puzzled
>     as to why that is needed. Is it legacy? Or is our check broken?
>     Also, this seems in a comment in the diff to refer to a file called
>     15_use_automake1.9.dpatch which doesn't exist.

I do some weird stuff there :-)
If no automake would be installed, the package would build fine, befause
of the missingfiles.sh or what's that called, emulating the autotools.
But that does not help, because the machine building the .deb might have
autotools installed. That is why I set all autotools to /bin/true by
environment variables in debian/rules. Therefore, the check would fail,
so I removed that. But I still need the dependency because some parts of
the build process need files from /usr/share/automake. The
15_use_automake1.9.dpatch has indeed been removed in a later version.

Maybe that a few of these things are not needed any more, but xaralx
takes so long to build, so I don't try it out very often :-)

BTW, any plans to start using the ChangeLog or NEWS file?

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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