[Freewx-maint] Bug#802770: [libwxgtk3.0-0] dependency on SDL half enabled (rule vs control)

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue Oct 27 04:27:44 UTC 2015

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 01:32:23PM +0200, gregory hainaut wrote:
> It is typically enabled on Archlinux but not in Debian. I searched in
> the Debian's rule file the option to disable it so Archlinux can do
> the same.  However I found that SDL is kind of enabled but libsdl
> isn't pulled by the control file. So the configure script just disable
> it.

Thanks for spotting this and reporting it.  Looks like it has been this
way since before packaging was in a VCS.

> Is it done on purpose?

I doubt it - I can't see any reason why this would be done, and many
people have worked on the package over the years, so it seems much more
plausible that it's just people not seeing the whole picture.

> Do you want to disable or enable it? Personally I'm in favor to
> disable it because it was never enabled on Debian and it is painful to
> upgrade to SDL2.

The actual result is that we have it disabled in Debian, and appear to
have had for a long time, and I don't recall any requests to enable it
(and presumably if there were before my involvement it wouldn't be
half-enabled still).  So I'd say we just drop passing --enable-sdl to

I'll include it in the next upload.


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