[Build-common-hackers] Bug#725950: cdbs: allow version ranges in DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_foo
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Oct 10 08:34:43 UTC 2013
currently DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE (and friends) take a fixed VERSION number,
which makes cdbs create a build-dependency on "automake-VERSION".
currently older versions of automake (up to 1.11) are scheduled for removal ,
while newer versions (like automake-1.14) are not in wheezy, making backporting
of packages needlessly complicated.
i would suggest to allow ranges of the versions (e.g.
DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE_MINVERSION and ..._MAXVERSION), that would create a
versioned build-dependency on 'automaken', and call `automake` (rather than the
versioned name) during the build-process.
this also applies to the other AUTO-foo.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 3.10-3-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
cdbs depends on no packages.
Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii autotools-dev 20130810.1
Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii devscripts 2.13.4
-- no debconf information
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