[Pkg-lyx-devel] backporting lyx 1.5.2 to Etch

Per Olofsson pelle at debian.org
Mon Nov 5 17:28:57 UTC 2007

Hi Emilio,

emisca wrote:
> I'm trying to backport lyx 1.5.2 to Etch for my unofficial repository
> (http://emiscabpo.wordpress.com), and I would like to ask you some
> things, to see if they are correct or wrong.


> * lyx 1.5.2 source package requires python-support >= 0.6, I replaced
> it with >= 0.5.6

That seems to be OK, looking at the python-support README in etch.

> * can I disable the libboost 1.34 dependency and build lyx removing
> the --without-included-boost so it will use the included 1.34
> libboost?

Yes, absolutely.

> * I've removed the dh_icons command in debian/rules and removed the
> debhelper 5.0.51 dependency, as it is not present in Etch. How I can
> simulate similar behaviour without backporting debhelper?

It's not relevant for etch, so just remove it.

> Doing these changes I was able to compile using pbuilder a binary
> package, and lyx works.
> I would like to create a "clean" backport, so I asked you these things...

Good. Are you going to upload it to backports.org?


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