[Pkg-xfce-devel] Re: X.Org transition and xlibs-static-* issues

Simon Huggins huggie@earth.li
Sun Jul 3 09:59:16 UTC 2005

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 01:38:14PM -0600, David Nusinow wrote:
> We're in preparation to upload X.Org packages to unstable, and one of
> the things which will happen in this transition is a change in the way
> xlibs-static-* packages are handled. If your package build-depends on
> xlibs-static, you'll have to update your build-depends to deal with the
> transition. A list of packages that I am aware of which build-depend on
> xlibs-static-* is below, sorted by maintainer. If your package is on this
> list, or if I missed you, you may want to check the collection of available
> Ubuntu patches for your package[0] to see if your problem has already been
> solved.

>    If your package is not already patched by Ubuntu, then you'll have to
> make the transition yourself. A table has been made that maps header files
> to new library packages[1], so you need to figure out which headers your
> app uses and then add that library to your Build-Depends.

>    Another item of note is that Xinerama support can currently be silently
> disabled by the build system if Xinerama.h is absent. Please be sure to
> pass --enable-xinerama in your builds if you use Xinerama, in order to be
> sure that this doesn't happen to you, as it will then fail if Xineram a.h is
> absent.

> Maintainer: Debian Xfce Maintainers <pkg-xfce-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Package: libxfce4mcs
> Package: libxfcegui4
> Package: xfce-mcs-manager
> Package: xfce4-appfinder
> Package: xfce4-iconbox
> Package: xfce4-utils

So I think we just want to do what Ubuntu have done and use
libxinerama-dev but I'll check this at some point.

See http://people.ubuntu.com/~daniels/xlibs-static-dev.txt

Also I think we should wait until these packages have gone through NEW
before we upload with a build-dependency on them (or upload with a
xlibs-static-pic | libxinera-dev dependency).


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