Ubuntu Focal update of broken Calibre package

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Wed Oct 14 23:35:36 UTC 2020

Hi Lukasz, Dmitry, Eli, all

thanks for your messages and interest and support. Sorry for the late
replies, time zones (I am Japan based).

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020, Lukasz Zemczak wrote:
> With my SRU team hat on, after reading what you said about the status
> of current calibre, I would say it is possible to update the package
> version in focal to 5.2.0. But we would need to know a bit more, and
> there is some (important) paperwork to do.

Sounds like a good idea.

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> Tomorrow is final freeze, so it is really bad timing for this.


> > - Revert code in calibre to make it build with Sip 4 again, and package
> >   calibre 5.2.0:
> >
> > https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/commit/7a4b3f61ff24f8c39c8d5cf86c54da9de9267025
> >
> > I suspect that last option would be the easiest resolution. It should work.
> That would be the easiest option, yes.
> I don't volunteer to work on this (no time, sorry), but I can sponsor an
> upload if someone gets a feature freeze exception for this and prepares/tests
> the upload.

I think I can prepare a package based on the Debian calibre 5.2.0
version in sid/testing, that reverts the Sip5 changes.

I will install a focal vm and see if building works out of the box.

If that is done, I will contact you again for further steps.

Is this ok a plan for you or do you want/need anything else in this
area right now?

All the best


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