Bug#584327: patch

Willi Mann willi at wm1.at
Mon Jun 7 14:59:01 BST 2010


I'm CCing the maintainers of mozilla-devscripts, as they should decide
how to proceed.

Am 2010-06-07 13:00, schrieb Nacho Barrientos Arias:
> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Willi Mann <willi at wm1.at> wrote:
>>> Thanks.
>>> RDFLib 3.0.0 was recently released. Thus, before uploading a patched
>>> debian/rules, I'd like to test whether this issue is reproducible with
>>> the new version as well. I'm preparing a package, it would be great if
>>> you could test it on your mipsel virtual machine. Give me some time,
>>> you will have it in your inbox shortly.
>> Yes, of course.
> The package is almost ready but we're in serious trouble now.
> RDFLib 3.0.0 does not ship C extensions so this bug is not
> reproducible any longer.
> BUT we have a bigger problem now: support for graph querying using
> SPARQL has been dropped. This means that your test case won't work
> and, even worse, that enigmail installation (and maybe others) will
> fail now on every architecture (*sigh*).

Applies to all packages using /usr/bin/install-xpi, an that's quite a lot.

> http://paste.debian.net/76438/
> Look at this: http://code.google.com/p/rdflib/wiki/IntroSparql
> In short, Rdfextras must be packaged for Debian if you want RDFLib to
> dispatch SPARQL queries. Any volunteers?

How many users rely on the extension? In case the number is low, it's
probably better to work around the problem.

mozilla-devscripts maintainers, would it be possible to use
python-librdf instead of python-rdflib to do the queries on install.rdf?


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