Bug#799677: pitivi: Incorrect depends, build-depends, and other issues

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Mon Sep 21 13:27:23 UTC 2015

Package: pitivi
Version: 0.94-3
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 3.5

To start with, pitivi only builds against a single python3 version (the
default), not all versions, so it should build-dep on python3-dev vice
python3-all-dev.  The python3-all-dev build-dep makes it appear on the list
of candidate packages for the python3.5 transition [1], which is should not.

That is, however, probably the most minor thing I noticed once I started

In the depends, it should be python3:Depends vice python:Depends.  Since the
python files are shipped in a private library location, you will have to
specify the location to dh_python3 (see man dh_python3, private dirs.

The generated python3 depends should currently look like:

python3 (<< 3.5), python3 (>= 3.4~)

The manual python3 depends should be removed.  I was not able to figure out
how to make this work, but I suspect it has to do with a linking issue in the
build.  If you look at the i386 build log [2], it contains:

dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: debian/pitivi/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pitivi/python/pitivi/timeline/renderer.so contains an unresolvable reference to symbol PyList_GetItem: it's probably a plugin
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: 8 other similar warnings have been skipped (use -v to see them all)

PyList_GetItem is provided by python3.4, so this is not a plugin, it's a
missing link.

I suspect that between fixing that and the private dirs issue for dh_python3,
the depends issue should end up sorted.

Finally, if you look at the file list for the binary (the same i386 build log
[2] provides a convenient place to look), there are multiple __pycache__
directories in the binary that should not be there.  Those should be generated
on the target system.

Scott K

[1] https://release.debian.org/transitions/html/python3.5.html
[2] https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=pitivi&arch=i386&ver=0.94-3&stamp=1440056865

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