[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#810370: lirc: please switch to libftdi1

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.l-h at gmx.de
Sat Jan 9 00:09:23 UTC 2016


On 2016-01-08, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Package: lirc
> Version: 0.9.0~pre1-1.2
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear Maintainer,
> lirc has a build-depends on libftdi-dev. Upstream has released a new
> major version with a slightly different API and based on libusb 1.0. The
> old libusb and libftdi versions should be considered deprecated as they
> are not maintained upstream anymore.

[ this will be basically the same answer as for libusb, so feel free
  to skip reading one ]

What is the rough time frame you have in mind for removing libftdi1
from unstable?

I'm asking because there are two options:

- pushing the current upstream version, with a transition, involving 
  around 30 rdepends, needing sourceful uploads for most of them, and 
  a rather complex device specific config migration, plus some pending 
  packaging work


- backporting (looks to be pretty reasonable) the necessary changes for 
  libftdi1-dev to lirc 0.9.0 (or 0.9.1, which 'only' needs the config 
  migration, but not the library transition and the corresponding 
  transition slot).

Depending on your schedule, I can look into the targeted backports,
but naturally I'd prefer to avoid that (as long as lirc won't be
one of the final blockers).

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
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