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entries from October 2013

2013-10-27 18:26:57 +0100
RC bugs 2013/41-43

after a bit of a break I try to get back into regular RC bug fixing. here's what I've done recently:

  • #707442 – src:scim-chewing: "scim-chewing: FTBFS: conftest.c:68: undefined reference to `shl_load'"
    add upstream patch, fixing version requirement, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #716759 – openshot: "openshot: mlt 0.9.0-1 renames python-mlt5 => python-mlt"
    fix dependencies, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #723867 – dpkg-sig: "dpkg-sig: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    fix POD for perl 5.18 compatibility, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #723869 – src:freetable: "src:freetable: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    fix POD for perl 5.18 compatibility, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #723969 – mapivi: "mapivi: Program does not start by too may errors"
    add patch for perl 5.18 compatibility, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #724054 – src:exrtools: "exrtools: FTBFS: no dependency information found for /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (used by debian/exrtools/usr/bin/pngtoexr)"
    tag unreproducible, then closed by submitter
  • #724915 – src:gpaint: "gpaint: FTBFS: image_processing.o: undefined reference to symbol 'log@@GLIBC_2.2.5'"
    add patch from Ubuntu / Daniel T Chen, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #725526 – src:getdata: "getdata: FTBFS: dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (native)': native package version may not have a revision"
    propose a solution
  • #725534 – src:gummi: "gummi: FTBFS: automake errors"
    propose a patch, accepted by maintainer
  • #725554 – src:pimd: "pimd: FTBFS: dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (native)': native package version may not have a revision"
    propose solutions
  • #725570 – src:pgfincore: "pgfincore: FTBFS: dpkg-buildpackage: error: dpkg-source -b pgfincore-1.1 gave error exit status 255"
    propose a patch
  • #725591 – src:ruby-passenger: "ruby-passenger: FTBFS: make[1]: /usr/bin/ruby1.8: Command not found"
    propose a patch
  • #725599 – src:squid3: "squid3: FTBFS: cp: cannot stat '/«PKGBUILDDIR»/debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8/basic_db_auth.8': No such file or directory"
    propose a patch
  • #726730 – tuxguitar: "tuxguitar: uninstallable in sid"
    fix dependencies (pkg-java)
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2013-10-07 17:16:45 +0200
using lintian profiles for fun & profit

since lintian gained support for vendor profiles, or at least since it has a nice documentation about writing checks & even a tutorial (the latter only local/in the package), I thought about writing some checks in a specific 'pkg-perl' profile. after talking to niels at debconf13, I tried in late august, & realized that at least simple checks are fun to write & really not difficult; luckily niels also reviewed my first attempts. – & axel soon joined the fun & added some more checks.

so here we are: the new pkg-perl-tools package also ships a lintian vendor profile 'pkg-perl' with a couple of simple but still useful checks that help to enforce our group policy. if you want to use them, install the package and check /usr/share/doc/pkg-perl-tools/README.lintian, if you want to look at the checks, you can also clone the git repo or inspect it in gitweb (directory lintian).

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2013-10-06 23:14:58 +0200
RC bugs 2013/37-40

not much activity around RC bugs on my side in the last weeks; & the ones I worked on were all in the Debian Perl Group:

  • #722332 – libcommon-sense-perl: "libcommon-sense-perl: common::sense runs into trouble with Perl 5.18, eg. no say()."
    ensure same version of perl at build and runtime (pkg-perl)
  • #723917 – src:libcatalyst-dispatchtype-regex-perl: "FTBFS: Module::Build version 0.4004 required--this is only version 0.4003 at Build line 41."
    fix build dependencies (pkg-perl)
  • #723927 – src:libdancer-plugin-auth-extensible-perl: "FTBFS: POD error"
    add patch to fix POD (pkg-perl)
  • #723933 – src:libemail-mime-perl: "FTBFS: test failures in t/ct_attrs.t"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #724109 – src:libmoosex-getopt-perl: "libmoosex-getopt-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #724111 – src:libtemplate-declare-perl: "libtemplate-declare-perl: FTBFS: Tests failed"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #724196 – src:libmldbm-sync-perl: "libmldbm-sync-perl: FTBFS: make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i686-linux/', needed by `Makefile'. Stop."
    re-create Makefile in clean target (pkg-perl)
  • #724235 – src:libio-compress-lzma-perl: "FTBFS: IO::Compress::Base version 2.061 required--this is only version 2.060"
    fix alternative dependencies (pkg-perl)
  • #724303 – src:libvideo-fourcc-info-perl: "libvideo-fourcc-info-perl: FTBFS: fails t/99kwalitee.t: no license information"
    don't run author tests during build (pkg-perl)
  • #725393 – libhttp-server-simple-psgi-perl: "libplack-perl and libhttp-server-simple-psgi-perl: error when trying to install together"
    add versioned Breaks/Replaces (pkg-perl)
  • #725585 – src:libhttp-request-params-perl: "libhttp-request-params-perl: FTBFS: Tests failed"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)

on an unrelated note: following the discussion on debian-project, I finally revoked my old opengpg key 0x00F3CFE4 which served me well from 1998 until 2009. since then, I've only been using 0x8649AA06 anyway ...

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