[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#588027: FTBFS: lirc-modules/lirc_i2c.c:399: error: unknown field ‘id’ specified in initializer

Peter Baumann waste.manager at gmx.de
Mon Jul 12 15:51:03 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 01:02:17AM +0200, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:
> Yes, I'm aware that this situation becomes worse in kernels >> 2.6.32, like
> those present in experimental and that lirc needs to be fixed. However this
> situation isn't as easy as it looks:
> - the most current lirc upstream version needs patching for 
>   kernel >= 2.6.32 support just as well (done in svn); 0.8.7 hasn't been 
>   released yet.
> - 'lirc' >= 0.8.6 introduces an FTBS on kfreebsd-{amd64,i386} (not fixed 
>   yet)
> - lirc >= 0.8.6 breaks the long standing ABI between kernel- and userspace, 
>   therefore upgrades affecting 'lirc' and 'lirc-modules-$(uname -r) must
>   happen in lockstep (which doesn't seem to be easily expressable in 
>   packaging terms).
> - serious debconf refactoring is still pending, to meet 3.9.0 policy 
>   requirements (started in svn, but not finished yet).
> Any help with these issues is always seriously appreciated, especially in 
> regards to the mandatory debconf changes - which is the most blocking 
> sub-topic (and also preventing yet another 0.8.3 upload).

Thx for the patch. At least the I could compile the package (haven't tried to use
it yet)

Any chance you could explain the debconf refactoring a bit more and what is still
missing? I might give it a try (no promisses!!!).


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