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Re: Removal of icu-config (does your package still detect libicu)




My impression is the tests were cursory.  If a package didn't FTBFS, it was 
presumed to be OK.  Fortunately he provided a patch, so it is all better for 
postfix now.  I just don't know what else might have been missed.

Scott K

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:47:34 PM Ondřej Surý wrote:
> The icu maintainer has properly communicated the change in the packaging for
> the packages I maintain and depend on libicu-dev (and filled RC bugs for
> it).
> 
> I don’t know what has happened that postfix was missed.
> 
> Ondrej
> --
> Ondřej Surý <ondrej@xxxxxxxx>
> 
> > On 16 Feb 2019, at 10:33, Scott Kitterman <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > Postfix uses the presence of the icu-config binary to detect if libicu is
> > available and thus if SMTPUTF8 support should be compiled in or not.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, the icu package recently dropped this file, so when postfix
> > was binNMU'ed it lost SMTPUTF8 (see #921075).
> > 
> > I don't know if any other packages depend on this or not, so heads-up.  If
> > you maintain a package the build-depends on libicu-dev, you might want to
> > check if it's broken now.
> > 
> > I've asked the icu maintainer to put it back (#922451).
> > 
> > Scott K