Your message dated Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:55:27 +0000
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and subject line Bug#868234: fixed in googletest 1.8.0-7
has caused the Debian Bug report #868234,
regarding googletest: please provide libgtest (now enabled by upstream)
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googletest recommended against a system-wide installation of gtest and
disabled the install target on their build system. While it seems
they maintain this odd recommendation, they have backtracked on
disabling the installation and since version 1.8 have added install
rules for cmake.
Despite the upstream recommended best practice that each project
should build gtest from source, it would be nice if the shared
libraries were also provided by Debian. This would enable Debian to
build packages that follow the more common approach of having libgtest
available. Also, providing a libgtest package would not exclude
continuing to have the sources in the googletest package for projects
that do want to build it from source.
The reason for my request is that I am now packaging a series of
packages into Debian that make use of gtest and they expect to find
one available in the system. It seems a bit silly having to build it
again for each of them, not to mention patching their build system to
use local sources instead.
CentOS 6 (gtest 1.5), CentOS 7 (gtest 1.6), Fedora 26 (gtest 1.7), and
FreeBSD 10.3 and 11.0 (gtest 1.7), all provide libtest too despite
I get that upstream has its own opinion on how things should be done,
I can patch projects to build googletest so it builds in Debian, and I
understand how the current Debian packages follows upstream
recommendation. However, I think it's easy to understand how someone
might disagree with upstream, and it would only make Debian better if
a shared library would also be provided for such projects.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/32 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Versions of packages googletest depends on:
ii python 2.7.13-2
googletest recommends no packages.
googletest suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
googletest, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
have further comments please address them to 868...@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.
Debian distribution maintenance software
Steve M. Robbins <s...@debian.org> (supplier of updated googletest package)
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Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:39:24 -0500
Binary: googletest libgtest-dev google-mock
Maintainer: Steve M. Robbins <s...@debian.org>
Changed-By: Steve M. Robbins <s...@debian.org>
google-mock - Google's framework for writing and using C++ mock classes
googletest - Google's C++ test framework
libgtest-dev - Google's framework for writing C++ tests [source code]
Closes: 789267 856915 866837 868234
googletest (1.8.0-7) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Steven Robbins ]
*  Change to debhelper compat=11.
* [d6465bc] Remove now-obsolete --parallel.
* [11261ca] 0006-Use-GNU-Install-Dirs-for-multiarch.patch: New. Ensure
libraries installed into usr/lib/<triplet>.
Helps to ensure tests compiled against gtest use same defines as
gtest. Closes: #789267.
* [34a076a] Annotate python build dependency with :native. Closes:
* [5100a5a] Update VCS to salsa.
* [19cfdd3] Remove Giuseppe Iuculano <iucul...@debian.org> at request of
MIA Team. Closes: #866837.
* [527c04e] priority extra has been replaced by priority optional
* [49faee7] Provide compiled libraries for both googltest and
googlemock. Closes: #868234
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97f0303890572bc551ef7d4855a8184c213448fa 10032 googletest_1.8.0-7.debian.tar.xz
9e3506e07e7700340d3ce63282829a8e 2035 devel optional googletest_1.8.0-7.dsc
fa4a80ee1f7f2b4316e919e6ad9fa06b 10032 devel optional
32621b9093cbe514c9899f55c15eaf02 7030 devel optional
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