[pkg-wine-party] Suggested changes for git branch stretch

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Sat Mar 12 19:51:48 UTC 2016

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Jens Reyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd propose the following changes for the stretch branch (cherrypicked
> from master, their commit messages are the indented lines). I'll commit
> them if I hear no objection.
> Fix for #816014 (/usr/bin/wine hides errors by default) and #816017
> (/usr/bin/wineserver: unnecessary noise on stderr). Or do we want to
> test this more? IMO it's a fine compromise:
>   Re-enable err output (Source: release 1.9.4-2)
>   Drop version output (Source: release 1.9.5-1)
> Fix current wine in the archive:
>   Break older wine32|64 without reverse version requirement.
> Fix for current git;
>   Install winegcc script again to specify WINEBUILD.
> Feature: Provide more programs/tools in /usr/bin and ship their manpages.[1]
>   Add winepath symlink and manpage in wine.
>   Fix wmc and wrc symlinks.
>   Add winecpp and wineg++ symlinks in -tools.
>   Add symlinks in /usr/bin for installed tools.
>   Add patch to fix macro not defined errors from man.
>   Install all manpages for all installed executables.
>   Drop wine32 manpage.

All seem fine.

> [1]: I really want to have the Debian alternatives system for wine and
> wine-development in stretch. Although not a strict requirement for this,
> I suggest to bring/keep the *relevant* packaging in sync (as done with
> these proposed commits), make another wine (stable) release, wait a few
> weeks and then roll out the Debian alternatives system (sometime between
> April and June, giving us more than 6 months for testing). Waiting for
> Wine 2.0 (which will probably make it in stretch given the recent change
> of the freeze date) would be too late for bigger changes.

Also ok.

Best wishes,

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