[Freewx-maint] Bug#785079: RM: wxwidgets2.8 -- ROM; Unmaintained upstream; newer release packaged

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue May 12 06:08:44 UTC 2015

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal

Please remove wxwidgets2.8 from unstable.  It's unmaintained upstream
(last upstream release was 2.8.12 on 2011-03-28 - over 4 years ago), and
a newer upstream release branch is packaged as wxwidgets3.0.

It was already removed from testing (before the jessie freeze).  There
are a few lingering packages in unstable depending on it, but all have
had bugs filed regarding updating to use wxwidgets3.0 for around a year
now (the last filed was #751241 for amule on 2014-06-11):

| olly at coccia:~$ dak rm -Rn wxwidgets2.8
| [...]
| Checking reverse dependencies...
| # Broken Depends:
| amule: amule
|        amule-daemon
|        amule-utils
|        amule-utils-gui
| codeblocks: codeblocks
|             codeblocks-contrib
|             libcodeblocks0
|             libwxsmithlib0
| codelite: codelite [sparc]
|           codelite-plugins [sparc]
| gspiceui: gspiceui
| plplot: plplot11-driver-wxwidgets [sparc]
| sitplus: sitplus [amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips mipsel powerpc ppc64el s390x sparc]
| tribler: tribler
| usbprog: usbprog-gui [hurd-i386]
| # Broken Build-Depends:
| amule: libwxgtk2.8-dev
|        wx2.8-i18n
| codeblocks: libwxgtk2.8-dev
| codelite: libwxgtk2.8-dev
| gpac: libwxgtk2.8-dev
| gspiceui: libwxbase2.8-dev
|           libwxgtk2.8-dev
| matplotlib: python-wxgtk2.8
| plplot: libwxgtk2.8-dev
| sitplus: libwxbase2.8-dev
|          libwxgtk2.8-dev
|          wx2.8-headers
| usbprog: libwxgtk2.8-dev
| Dependency problem found.

A quick analysis - these packages have actually been migrated away from
wxwidgets2.8, but the newer package has failed to build on sparc or

    codelite plplot usbprog gpac matplotlib

These genuinely still depend on wxwidgets2.8:

    amule codeblocks gspiceui sitplus tribler

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