Hi all,

I have just found pbuilder and I'm using it with the pkg-grass debian package definitions for geos-3.2.0 and postgis-1.5.1 building packages for lenny. This is all very cool and makes things soo much easier. I am also using some packages backports.org.


So, I have gotten things setup and have been able to build packages, but postgis and postgresql-8.3-postgis will not install giving the following error:

wood...@mappy:/u/local/src$ sudo dpkg -i postgis_1.5.1-1_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for woodbri:
(Reading database ... 75044 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace postgis 1.5.1-1 (using postgis_1.5.1-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement postgis ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of postgis:
 postgis depends on libpq5 (>= 8.4~0cvs20090328); however:
  Version of libpq5 on system is 8.3.9-0lenny1.
dpkg: error processing postgis (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 postgis

I have attached the postgis_1.5.1-1_amd64.build.gz from the pdebuild.

I think this might be because the control_lenny file has BOTH
   postgresql-server-dev-8.3, postgresql-server-dev-8.4
as Build-Depends for postgis.

Would this not then require BOTH

libpq5 8.4~0cvs20090328 from postgresql-8.4
libpq5 8.3.9-0lenny1    from postgresql-8.3

to be part of the dependencies, probably with the later one winning or whatever?

Any ideas how to fix this? Does the control file need to be split into two files one for postgresql-8.3 and one for postgresql-8.4? would the rules file need to changes also or instead of the control file?

I've put a lot of time and effort into trying to resolve this, but I just don't know that much about building debian packages. Reall need to guidance and help on this one.

Best regards,
  -Steve

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