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Re: Bug#913766: ITP: librsvg-c -- the pre-Rust version of librsvg




On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 5:22 PM John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Jeremy!
>
> On 11/14/18 10:52 PM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> > As requested, this is librsvg reintroduced for ports that don't
> > supported the rustified librsvg yet. The name is because this is
> > librsvg written in the C programming language (instead of in Rust).
>
> Thanks a lot for your effort and the initiative, I really appreciate
> the idea. I also apologize for my harsh wording in the heated the
> discussion we had. I'm very glad that this - as it is always the case
> in Debian - is leading to a productive solution. Great!
>
> > Currently, the packaging builds the same binary package names as
> > src:librsvg. There was a suggestion to use different binary names with
> > versioned Provides (against the existing librsvg binary package
> > names). I'm not sure that provides much benefit but we can discuss
> > that.
> >
> > I don't have the ability to do the initial upload for this package
> > since I don't have easy access to do the binary build required for
> > ftp-master NEW.
> >
> > I don't have experience with archive management for non-release
> > architectures at all.
>
> The problem that we have is that it's not possible to upload a package
> to Debian which does not build any binaries on the release architectures,
> the archive would be removed from the archive immediately.
>
> I assume what we could do is maybe have a package that is built from
> multiple sources so that it builds different binary packages for the
> Rust and non-Rust targets.
>
> I have CC'ed James Clarke and Adrian Bunk who might be interested in
> this discussion as well and probably can maybe help in the process.
>
> Again, thanks a lot for the efforts and sorry for my heated and
> unprofessional behavior.
>
> Thanks a lot!
> Adrian
>
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Would an arch:all librsvg-c-doc package be sufficient for the "must
build a binary package on a release architecture" requirement?

Thanks,
Jeremy Bicha