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To:Julian Taylor From:Antonio Valentino Subject:Bug#657789: (no subject) Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:48:51 +0100

Hi Julian,

Il 19/02/2012 00:31, Julian Taylor ha scritto:
> the patch in that upstream bug is bogus, it will fail on all arches
> except amd64.
> It should not be applied in debian in that way.
> The canonical way to solve this problem (if you don't want to use
> pkg-config) is to try to compile and link to figure out if the library
> is usable.
> e.g.
> c = distutils.ccompiler.new_compiler()
> c.has_function("lzo_version_date", libraries=("lzo2",)
> (this is similar to AC_TRY_COMPILE in autotools)
> the debian can also just disable the check as the package should know
> exactly what is available during the build and runtime.
> You will want to to fail when something goes wrong with the dependencies
> and not hide the failure in some log message.
> the LDFLAGS setting is not necessary, the toolchain is aware of the
> multiarch paths already.

the fix upstream has been improved.
I think e can remove the LDFLAGS custom setting when the next upstream
version will be in debian.

best regards

Antonio Valentino

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