[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#473973: Bug#473973: libboost-python-dev: rdeps?fails?to built - python packaging seems weird

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Fri Apr 4 15:58:35 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 10:51:35PM +0200, Sune Vuorela wrote:

> I think you *must* depend on at least one python -dev thingie. Do you need to 
> manually change stuff to support a new python version ?
> But can't python-dev | python2.4-dev | python2.5-dev be appropriate ?

Yes, I think you are right.  Upload -11 is being prepared with
libboost-python-dev depending on python-dev.

> On a side note not related to this at all, I am a bit curious. How is it 
> expected to be handled when support for python-2.4 will be dropped? Just hope 
> that it matches a boost soname change?

If you're asking what happens when Debian drops support for Python
2.4, then I think the answer is that all packages that build-depend on
Python (including Boost) get rebuilt.  If you arrange things properly
according to Debian's Python Policy, this can be done with a binary
NMU.  Otherwise it can require some packaging changes.

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