bad virtaal packaging?

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 6 21:41:27 UTC 2010


On Sat, 2010-02-06 at 20:24 +0200, Lucian Adrian Grijincu wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm sending this email here because you're listed as package
> maintainer for virtaal:
>   Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
> 
> If you look at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/v/virtaal/
> you'll see that the:
> * source package version is 0.5.1.
> * binary package version is 0.4.1 (no source package available)
> 
> The sources were uploaded more than two weeks ago but the binary
> packages were never built.
> 
> I think there's an error in debia/changelog:
> the first line says:
>     virtaal (0.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
> 
> This was valid in Debian were it was first debianized, but not here.
> We'd need something like
>     virtaal (0.5.1-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
> 
> The same problem is in translate-toolkit
> it's
>    translate-toolkit (1.5.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
> but should be
>    translate-toolkit (1.5.2-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
> 
> Can you advise what I should do, who should I contact to get this fixed?
> I can repackage them if needed (I have a few PPAs), but I don't know
> who to contact to get them uploaded.
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
>  .
> ..: Lucian
> 
Hi,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. However, the version
numbers have nothing to do with the problem. These packages have been
sync'd directly from Debian with no Ubuntu-specific modifications, which
is why they don't have an "-XubuntuY" version number. This is quite
normal. Packages will only get a unique Ubuntu version number when we
make modifications to them in Ubuntu.

The issue is that virtaal is currently DEPWAIT on translate-toolkit, and
translate-toolkit is DEPWAIT on gaupol. This is because gaupol is in
universe, and translate-toolkit is in main - packages in main are not
allowed to depend on packages in universe.

To fix this, somebody needs to raise a MIR [1] to have gaupol promoted
to main.

Regards
Chris

[1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MainInclusionProcess
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