[Pkg-scicomp-devel] paraview: builds against python2.5-dev if that is installed

Jö Fahlke jorrit at jorrit.de
Wed Feb 27 14:57:31 UTC 2008

Am Wed, 27. Feb 2008, 14:14:50 +0100 schrieb Ondrej Certik:
> Do you suggest to change the build depend to python2.4-dev? This
> wouldn't imho change anything -
> if python2.5-dev is installed, it will use it too.

I can't think of a clean solution, so I didn't mean to suggest anything.
AFAICT the intent was to trace the default python in Debian, thus the
build-dep on python-dev.  Changing that to python2.4-dev does help as you
noted.  Other options are:

* Build-Dep: python-dev and Build-Conflict: python2.5-dev
  This will give a FTBFS when Debians default Python changes to 2.5.

* Build-Dep: python2.4-dev and Build-Conflict: python2.5-dev
  This does not trace Debians default Python anymore.

* Patch paraviews config to look for a specific version of python
  It looks like python-config will print out the build configuration of the
  default python.  However, I have no idea of cmake and how it checks for
  installed packages so I don't know how feasible this is.

>                                                    I only test the
> build in pbuilder, and there it is never
> a problem. And buildds will not have python2.5 either.

Are buildds now always installed from scratch for each build?  In that case
it's probably OK as it is now.

My (somewhat dated) last information was that they just install/remove enough
packages to satisfy the build-deps.


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