package upgrade question (kipina 1.1 to kipina 2.2)

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Mon Feb 4 22:19:47 GMT 2008

Efrain Valles wrote:
> Dear all:
> I am working on an update based on this bug,
> The package kipina is orphan in debian and therefore hasn't been updated
> in a while. the bug in launchpad suggests an upgrade because version 1.0
> is broken and it is not supported. I am updating from 1.1 to 2.2.
> I have followed the upgrade package recipe carefully, I was able to
> build the source package and I am getting the following error during the
> building of the binary package.
>         checking for GTK... yes
>         checking for GCONF... configure: error: Package requirements
>         (gconf-2.0) were not met:
>         No package 'gconf-2.0' found
>         Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if
>         you
>         installed software in a non-standard prefix.
>         Alternatively, you may set the environment variables
>         GCONF_CFLAGS
>         and GCONF_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
>         See the pkg-config man page for more details.
> One suggestion was to add libgconf2-dev but I have read that apps should
> not depend on dev libraries. It was only a wild guess

It's needed for building, so it's fine to add a -dev package to Build-Depends.
The package itself won't depend on the -dev package, but on the normal package
(which will be added to Depends by $(shlibs:Depends).

> any suggestions will be apreciated

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