Pbuilder: virtual packages

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Tue Aug 5 05:45:33 BST 2008

On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 11:31:06PM +0200, Harald Sitter wrote:
> On Monday 04 August 2008 18:44:10 James Westby wrote:
> > I am not sure what is happening the PPA build log though, that looks
> > like a different problem as python-vtk was installed.

> I'm not exactly a python hacker but from what I see the package depends
> on
> python-all-dev, thus pulling in python2.4-dev, which is pulling in
> python2.4
> and for some reason it tries to compile with python2.4 later on.

> My guess: python-vtk depends python >= 2.5 and is not compatible with
> 2.4.
> Proposed solution: depend on python2.5-dev rather than python-all-dev

Thanks, that did the trick. The error message was not terribly explicit,
you have a good crystal ball.

The package is now building just fine on PPA.



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