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Re: [Libguestfs] Problem with backporting libguestfs 1.16.5 to squeeze



On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 08:30:49PM +0200, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> * Richard W.M. Jones:
> 
> > On Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 09:26:53PM +0400, Nikita A Menkovich wrote:
> >> On 2 March 2012 19:16, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:26:20AM +0400, Nikita A Menkovich wrote:
> >> >> Hello
> >> >>
> >> >> I am trying to backport package from debian sid to squeeze.
> >> >>
> >> >> I backport some needed packages(some dependencies to qemu-kvm, libvirt, etc)
> >> >
> >> > Have you tried Hilko's backported packages?
> >> >
> >> > http://people.debian.org/~bengen/libguestfs/
> >>
> >> I think this packages will work fine, but seems there is no dsc files,
> >> so I could not rebuild it on my own system.
> >
> > Hilko, I'm not totally familiar with how Debian repos are
> > organized.  
> 
> The .dsc file, among other things, mentions what files (usually
> orig.tar.gz and .diff.gz or .debian.gz) are needed for putting together
> the source directory from which the Debian package is built.
> 
> For the 1.14.x packages, no changes to the source package were needed.
> Once all the build-dependencies were satisfied from backports.debian.org
> and some local packages (qemu, etc.), the package could be built.
> 
> Things were different for 1.16.x because some dependency needed for
> GObject bindings was missing from libglib as shipped with squeeze.

Thanks for the explanation.  Removing GObject bindings wouldn't be a
great loss for squeeze, since, even upstream, nothing is using them (yet).

> > Any idea on the above?
> 
> I have recently added updated packages (1.16.x, including sources) to
> the repository at <http://people.debian.org/~bengen/libguestfs/>.

But since you've done this, it sounds like GObject bindings will be
fine :-)

Rich.

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