[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#654468: Bug#645191: update on waf binary data

Carsten Hey carsten at debian.org
Sat Mar 10 17:43:56 UTC 2012

* Yves-Alexis Perez [2012-03-10 16:30 +0100]:
> On ven., 2012-03-09 at 21:42 +0100, Carsten Hey wrote:
> > [ I'm sending this to the two bugs Rhonda sent the mail I reply to and
> >   an additional bug tagged wontfix to avoid spamming all affected bugs ]
> Can't this be helpful to others?

If anybody does not want to remove or patch every waf using package in
Debian, yes, it can be helpful.  A simple script that extracts and
repacks waf and that is documented in Debian.source is unlike an self
extracting python script using various modules something ftpmaster might
accept without shipping the extracted waf source code.  To write such
scripts all one needs to do is to put my hack in a shell script in clean
it up.

> >   $ dpkg-source -x midori_0.4.3-1.dsc >/dev/null 2>&1
> >   $ cd midori-0.4.3
> I have to admit I'm not exactly sure what your point is. From where does
> the waf command you're using come from?

It is shipped in the Debian package midori and my point was to show a proof
of concept of an possible solution that would make both happy, ftpmaster
and the maintainers of waf using packages (two RC bugs marked as wontfix
is a good sign that some maintainers currently are not that happy about
the situation).


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