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

On 14 Nov 2018, at 23:15, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
>> --
>> .''`.  John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
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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?

People might frown on it, but other source packages (ab)use this, and it
certainly works from a technical standpoint. I would hope there are no
objections to this approach. However, kfreebsd-* and hurd-i386 are on
ftp-master and don't (yet) have rust, so those will also keep the source
package around.