[pkg-firebird-general] Uncoordinated firebird transition (closes: Re: Accepted firebird3.0 (source) into unstable)

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Tue Oct 11 19:32:46 UTC 2016


On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 02:52:46PM +0000, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> So my suggestion is to fall back to either of:
>  - disabling firebird support in LO - perhaps bad for users

That's status quo in git now. (for 5.2, 5.3 (so buster) will get it back,
using 3.0)

Looking at popcon, the "Vote" count is sufficiently small enough to "risk" it:
https://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=libreoffice-base vs.
https://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=libreoffice-sdbc-firebird :)

>  - switching to internal copy - more future work backporting security 
>    fixes

If you get it to build and work with gcc6 on all archs (or disable non-working
ones, like currently all BE archs)...

I am not eager to do that, and then there's security, yes.
(and I even tried to apt-get -b source firebird2.5, that even FTBFSed here.[1],
which is probably why you wanted to get rid of it ;))

>  - switch to fb3 in LO - incompatibility with upstream/others

That would be a bit more easy, just needs big(ger) patches...

> Do you want me to file a bug against LO so that this isn't forgotten?

Well, I need a (stop-gap) solution soon, given LO will soonish need a rebuild
for the poppler transition and it's unbuildable right now due to this mess.



autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf --force
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader --force
autoreconf: configure.in: not using Automake
autoreconf: Leaving directory `.'
cp: will not overwrite just-created 'builds/make.new/config/install-sh' with '/usr/share/automake-1.15/install-sh'
debian/rules:105: recipe for target 'autogen-stamp' failed
make[1]: *** [autogen-stamp] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/rene/firebird2.5-'
debian/rules:154: recipe for target 'build-super-and-classic-stamp' failed
make: *** [build-super-and-classic-stamp] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

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