> 
> I see that some bugs (buils system, mostly) will require uploading all
> (or most) of the pd externals. Can we do something to avoid that?
> 
hmm, i'm not sure if i understand what you mean:
i thought bugs can only be fixed by providing fixed versions.
if a package is FTBFS because of  broken bulid system, then the only solution i
see is to fix the build system and re-upload the package.

the only alternative i see, would be to centralize the build system, e.g. by
providing a common makefile snippet that would be used instead of upstream's
build system.

i started centralizing once with a "pd-pkg-tools" library, but it ended up as a
cdbs snippet (while almost all of the packages in question right now use
shortform dh).
also the cdbs snippet does not replace upstream build system, but rather fixes
debian specifics (e.g. make shlibdeps work nicely with the non-standard
extension)

i'm not opposed at all to using a central (separately maintained) makefile, but
hans has spent a lot of time crafting the current (upstream) makefile to make it
work with a wide range of systems.
the current template for the (upstream) Makefile already fixes the kFreeBSD/hurd
problems, but the packages in question have not been updated (upstream) to use
the new template, so i decided to fix the problem using packaging possibilities.


masdt
IOhannes


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