Patches to get democracyplayer 0.9.5.1 (mostly) working with feisty
mwolson at gnu.org
Fri Mar 2 05:49:41 GMT 2007
"Daniel T. Chen" <crimsun at fungus.sh.nu>
>> - You'll need pyrex 0.9.5.1a, since that fixes several python2.5
>> issues. You'll also need a patch for pyrex (attached to this
>> message as 10_remove_pyerr_warnex.patch, and submitted upstream for
>> analysis), otherwise an "unknown symbol" error will happen at
>> runtime, which would prevent the download tool from working. This
>> patch is a rather suboptimal solution, and I'm hoping that the
>> pyrex upstream can come up with a better fix.
> Currently the main component is in UpstreamVersionFreeze/FeatureFreeze,
> so pyrex 0.9.5.1a can't be uploaded to Ubuntu unless there's compelling
> evidence (well tested, of course) that 0.9.5.1a doesn't introduce any
> regressions in addition to resolving bugs. The procedure for filing an
> UVF exception request is documented at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess .
Pyrex upstream hasn't responded within the past week, so apparently
the real fix is non-trivial. The download.pyx file is the real
show-stopper, so one possibility might be to ship the generated
download.c file in patch form, and remove the `clean' rule that would
normally delete it in debian/rules. I think this approach might work,
but haven't tested it. I've made the generated download.c file
http://mwolson.org/static/dist/democracyplayer/database.c, in case it
is decided to go with this approach.
>> - I had to build the package using mozilla-dev rather than
>> firefox-dev, due to a runtime segfault in libgtkmozembed.so
>> (IIRC). This was before applying the patches, though, so it is
>> possible that the segfault is gone now -- I'm out of time and
>> energy to check that.
> Could someone verify that firefox-dev is a sufficient build-dependency?
> I've posted the patches that Michael sent me at
> http://adhd.irule.net/~crimsun/democracyplayer-feisty-patches/ .
I double-checked, and the segfault at runtime still occurs.
Also, I missed an explicit call to "python2.4" for the downloader
component, which caused python2.4 to be launched at the background
after starting democracyplayer. A patch to fix this is at
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