gsasl 2 libgsasl{18,-common,-devel,-doc}

Brian Inglis
Fri Sep 30 17:55:10 GMT 2022

On 2022-09-30 06:39, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 29/09/2022 07:49, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> Hi folks, [Please Reply All as ISP blocking Cygwin mail]
>> It looks as if gsasl 2 is ABI 18 compatible with gsasl 1.10, so I am 
>> looking to release 2.2 as a continuation of the existing versions, and 
>> that is consistent with FreeBSD and Debian, where the developer 
>> appears to be among the package maintainers.
>> One issue is that autoreconfig replaces the package provided 
>> gtk-doc.make with one from /usr/share/gtk-doc/data/gtk-doc*.make and 
>> they (all) need patched to build PDFs with DESTDIR builds.
>> I handled this with local patches, added a src_patch_apply_hook to 
>> apply these for scallywag builds, and submitted patches upstream to 
>> the gsasl list and gtk-doc repo.
> Is this the relevant patch?
>> The current orphaned gtk-doc cygport build seems to work automagically 
>> from the upstream tar(.xz) included in the source package, and I am 
>> too ignorant of Gnome, GTK, dblatex, TeX, etc., that I am 
>> uncomfortable adopting gtk-doc, as I have enough backlogged package 
>> updates.
>> Suggestions for doing a non-maintainer update?

> I'm not sure what you are asking for here.
> If you like, I can review and apply that patch to our package, and 
> rebuild it (since it seems I made the last one).
> If you'd like NMU privileges, I think that would be ok also (in current 
> upload authorization scheme certain maintainers are allowed to upload 
> orphaned packages, there is no general NMU upload privilege).
> The gtk packages are kind of important, it's unfortunate that we don't 
> have a maintainer for them.

I've tried building gtk-doc, locally and in Scallywag, but check gives 
me more FAILs than PASSes, so if you can build with PASSes, that would 
be better!

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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