Hello, I'm the maintainer of mapnik in Debian (team CCed, please keep it in the loop). I saw you did an upload of mapnik with the following changelog:
mapnik (0.7.0-2ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low * Merge from debian testing (LP: #526070), remaining changes: - Bump boost build-dep and libmapnik-dev depends to boost1.40 -- Christophe Sauthier <christophe.sauth...@objectif-libre.com> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 01:07:40 +0100 I'd like to discuss this change to you, as it seems an useless delta from Debian, which will interfere with automatic syncing. This is what you changed: - libboost-thread-dev > libboost-thread1.40-dev - libboost-filesystem-dev > libboost-filesystem1.40-dev - libboost-regex-dev > libboost-regex1.40-dev - libboost-python-dev > libboost-python1.40-dev - libboost-system-dev > libboost-system1.40-dev - libboost-iostreams-dev > libboost-iostreams1.40-dev - libboost-program-options-dev > libboost-program-options1.40-dev At the current time of writing, those packages already depend on 1.40 versions, both in Debian and Ubuntu. I used the unversioned dependencies to make it easier to handle Boost transitions, just doing binNMUs instead of sourceful uploads. I think that the only reason to hardcode those dependencies is to correctly build this package under Karmic. As I understand it, though, this is a marginal problem, as Karmic users already have mapnik (0.6) in their repositories, and it requires boost 1.38 (which is the default version there, too). And, if they want to build Lucid packages into Karmic, they should be on their own. What's your rationale for this change? If possible, I'd like it to be reverted with the next upload in Ubuntu (and maybe patches forwarded to your upstream, i.e. Debian, if any -- but maybe this is asking too much), or ignored in the next sync from Debian. Thank you for collaborating, David -- . ''`. Debian developer | http://wiki.debian.org/DavidPaleino : :' : Linuxer #334216 --|-- http://www.hanskalabs.net/ `. `'` GPG: 1392B174 ----|---- `- 2BAB C625 4E66 E7B8 450A C3E1 E6AA 9017 1392 B174
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