Ubuntu Focal update of broken Calibre package
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Fri Oct 16 04:21:51 UTC 2020
On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:35:36 +0900, Norbert Preining <norbert at preining.info> wrote:
> 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
I had sent an email to ubuntu-devel-discuss (instead of here) and not sure if any of you read. Reposting here just to be sure.
I checked Calibre in Groovy (version 4.99.12+dfsg+really4.23.0-1) and it works fine. As per bug report #1898904 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/calibre/+bug/1898904/comments/7), Calibre >=4.15 has the required patch. So, instead of waiting for 5.2, can we backport current Groovy version of Calibre to Focal?
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