[pkg-wine-party] Bug#812750: wine: Gecko integration is broken

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 18:49:43 UTC 2016


In Wine we depend on libwine-gecko-xxx before it's added to the archive,
knowing/hoping/assuming that it will be added to the archive, which has
always been true for Debian stable releases, but not for all
intermittent Gecko versions that were needed in between (maintainer is
in both cases the Wine packaging team, unfortunately afaik every new
Gecko upstream release takes a lot of work, especially for reevaluating
the copyrights).

Stephen, can you shed some light on the main problem(s) blocking
frequent Gecko releases? Let's say, there's some chance that I help.

This has the benefit of having the dependency already ready, once Gecko
is added to the archive, without the need to reupload Wine.

It may also show people more easily where work needs to be done
(increasing the people who help from 0 to 0).

Rhonda, do you see any flexibility in interpreting the policy for this
case? If not, I'll do something like

clone -1 -2
retitle -1 wine: doesn't find Gecko in documented place
severity -1 important
retitle -2 wine: recommends package not in main

and commit a fix for -2. Of course this doesn't solve the main problem
that the current libwine-gecko (2.40 for current wine, and 2.44 for
current wine-development package) is not available in the archive.


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