Bug#396459: libsdl1.2-dev: Dropping *-dev dependencies breaks
package builds too close to release
vorlon at debian.org
Wed Nov 1 00:17:49 CET 2006
On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 10:12:17PM +0100, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> After the recent upload of libsdl1.2-dev downgrading the *-dev dependencies to
> recommends, lots of packages (for example mednafen, missing a libgl-dev
> dependency) have started failing to build from source because they don't
> properly declare those dependencies themselves introduced by their own
> source. While this is unquestionably a bug in the other packages, the change
> breaks too many packages close to release time, so in my opinion the new
> version of libsdl1.2-dev should not make it into etch.
As this is a case of exposing RC bugs in those packages, not causing them,
I'm inclined to disagree. Do you have a sense of how many packages are
actually affected by this change? I would hope that in this day and age,
the final count of affected packages would be relatively small.
It's known that some other lib packages depending on libsdl1.2-dev need to
be rebuilt in order for the .la change to propagate upwards, but that should
be a trivial case of binNMUing.
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