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Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "gnustep-base".

 * Package name    : gnustep-base
   Version         : 1.26.0-1
   Upstream Author : Richard Frith-Macdonald <>,
                     Adam Fedor <> and many others
 * URL             :
 * License         : LGPL-2.1+ (library), GPL-3+ (tools/daemons)
   Section         : gnustep

It builds these binary packages:

gnustep-base-common - GNUstep Base library - common files
gnustep-base-doc - Documentation for the GNUstep Base Library
gnustep-base-runtime - GNUstep Base library - daemons and tools
libgnustep-base-dev - GNUstep Base header files and development libraries
libgnustep-base1.26 - GNUstep Base library

To access further information about this package, please visit the
following URL:

Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:

  dget -x

Git repository (experimental branch):

Changes since the last upload:

  * New upstream release:
    - Detects ICU with pkg-config (Closes: #915714).
    - SONAME change: libgnustep-base1.25 -> 1.26.
  * Remove patches applied upstream:
    - portmessage-msgid.patch;
    - icu-60.patch;
    - hurd-systemuptime.patch.
  * debian/patches/pkg-config-macro.patch: Remove hunks applied upstream
    (that is, all of them).  However, upstream opted to cater for ancient
    pkg-config which does not provide the PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG macro and
    this approach still triggers a lintian warning; update accordingly.
  * debian/patches/fix-spelling-error.patch: Refresh.
  * debian/patches/fix-tests-network.patch: Refresh and mark 2 more tests
    as hopeful (GSXML).
  * debian/patches/series: Update.
  * debian/compat: Bump to 12.
  * debian/templates/control.m4 (Build-Depends): Bump debhelper
    requirement to match the compat level.
    (Standards-Version): Claim compliance with 4.3.0; no changes needed.
  * debian/control: Regenerate, reflecting the SONAME change.
  * debian/rules: Replace all occurrences of "messages=yes" with
    "$(verbose)" to support "terse" in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
    (v_make): Bump to 2.7.0-4 for "terse" support.
    (override_dh_installinit): Also pass --no-start (Closes: #913914).
    (override_dh_auto_install-indep): Delete duplicate or otherwise
    unnecessary files which trigger lintian warnings.
    (override_dh_compress): Remove; not necessary with compat 12.
  * debian/upstream/signing-key.asc: Minimize.
  * debian/gnustep-base-doc.lintian-overrides: New; override
    package-contains-documentation-outside-usr-share-doc for a node from
    the Texinfo manual in HTML format; it is in GNUSTEP_DOC on purpose.
  * debian/gbp.conf: New file.
  * debian/templates/ Add usr/share/man as
    all manpages are installed by the upstream build system; there's no
    need to install them explicitly.
  * debian/gnustep-base-runtime.manpages: Delete; not really necessary.
  * debian/not-installed: New file; explicitly list all files which are
    not installed on purpose.
  * debian/copyright: Add explicit entry for Source/Additions/Unicode.m,
    which is now (a portion of) under the Expat license and copyrighted by
    Bjoern Hoehrmann.  Bump copyright years for Debian packaging.  There
    were copyrightable changes upstream in 2018 but these are not actually
    reflected in the source files so leave statements as they are.
  * debian/clean: Update for the new SONAME.

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