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

Rhonda D'Vine rhonda at deb.at
Tue Feb 9 19:14:02 UTC 2016


* Jens Reyer <jre.winesim at gmail.com> [2016-02-09 19:49:43 CET]:
> 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).

 Thanks for explaining the situation at hand, that helps better with
understanding how this situation happened. :)

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

 Unfortunately unsatisfyable recommends are a policy violation though,
and even while I understand the sentiments of not wanting to have to
reupload wine to add it, I don't see a way around this.

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

 Yeah, that's always the issue; unfortunately I have different areas in
which I put my effort and I only stumbled upon it in the context of

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

 Unfortunately I don't see it, it's a clear must requirement and there
for very specific reasons, to keep main untainted from non-free

 So yes, seperating the issue of that it might help to where to find
gecko to install it personally, and lowering the recommends to suggests
could definitely be tackled seperately.

 Thanks for the headsup,
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