[Pkg-xfce-devel] Xinerama

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Nov 28 14:32:03 UTC 2005

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 03:39:53PM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > Ahhh, no.  Sorry you managed to confuse me.
> >
> > We should never depend on autotools-dev *BUT* should always have it
> > installed before the person who uploads builds them.
> does this mean the debian build servers  also must have it installed?
> Is it part of build-essential then?
> I did not know about this  requirement, I thought build-essential is
> the only exception.  Ok I'll ask around ubuntu irc to see what is the
> status of this issue as I know that not only xfce packages were
> affected.

No, no.  You misunderstand me.

When I built and uploaded for Debian I had autotools-dev installed.
That meant that when the diff.gz was built it had new config.sub and
config.guess in it.

Then when a buildd takes the package it takes the orig.tar.gz untars it,
applies the diff.gz and builds it.

So all the buildds will have used the new config.sub/guess.

> > Hmm this does look wrong.  I'll have a look at this later but I
> > don't understand why if we explicitly enable it, it doesn't blow up
> > during configure.
> Seriously I don't know the reason, but since 4.2.2 libxfcegui4 did not
> have xinerama support a few xfce packages which failed to build got
> their own xinerama build-dep in ubuntu . I'll wait then to see if
> 4.2.3 debian packages build on ubuntu, as grepping xfce sources shows
> that xinerama is not very much used.

I'll have a look later.  To add to the mystery I just found

Anyway, I'll investigate this evening.


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