aqsis package is missing the piqsl binary

Bug #1699617 reported by Damion Milne on 2017-06-21
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Bug Description

The aqsis package is missing the piqsl binary, so I can't use piqsl. piqsl is a graphical program that uses Qt, to show the output from aqsis renderings. Thank you.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: aqsis 1.8.2-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-81.104-generic 4.4.67
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-81-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Jun 22 00:23:30 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-14 (1407 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
SourcePackage: aqsis
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Damion Milne (dmilne) wrote :
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting.

The piqsl binary is indeed missing from this package. I took a look at the changelog [1] and found that this had been intentionally removed in 1.8.2-2:
Remove from Build-Deps libqt4-dev and libqt4-opengl-dev. The 'moc'
    preprocessor of Qt 4 cannot cope with syntax of the latest Boost 1.58
    now in unstable, and the upstream project does not contain any fix for
    this or support Qt5 yet. This disables the binaries 'eqsl', 'pisql'
    and 'ptview'.

I also found that the Debian maintainer had tried to reintroduce these binaries recently [2], see particularly [3] and [4], but it still didn't work.

[1] https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/a/aqsis/changelog-1.8.2-6
[2] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/aqsis.git/log/
[3] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/aqsis.git/commit/?id=62d1b13883de5388f165a42d5cc20979227bec89
[4] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/aqsis.git/commit/?id=6f8f69de223dee61a38a678612d36a425b82c5df

Changed in aqsis (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: artful yakkety zesty
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