[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] backporting vs. bumped Build-Depends vs. kbuild FTBFS

intrigeri intrigeri+debian at boum.org
Sun Oct 30 15:49:13 UTC 2011


Corey Wright wrote (30 Oct 2011 14:13:33 GMT) :
> On Sat, 29 Oct 2011 15:17:46 +0200
> intrigeri <intrigeri at boum.org> wrote:

>> I was trying to backport virtualbox 4.1.4-dfsg-1 for Squeeze.
>> FYI, this is not currently possible due to the bumped dependency on
>> kbuild (commit 34a6921), whose needed version won't migrate into
>> testing (and therefore, cannot be backported) until #645698 is fixed.

> so backport kbuild.

I should have made it clear right from the beginning I do not merely
want to build a private backport for myself, but I want to prepare one
that can be pushed to the official Debian backports repository, as
I've done in the past already.

And, as I explained already, the kbuild bug I mentioned has to be
fixed *before* this can happen: one should not push to
squeeze-backports a backport of a package that has not entered
testing yet.

> i've backported virtualbox and kbuild for lucid and the required
> change for kbuild is relatively simplistic [1], at least for lucid.

Thank you for the pointer.

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