Please merge ncurses 6.0+20161126-1 (main) from Debian unstable (main)

Bug #1637239 reported by Tiago Stürmer Daitx on 2016-10-27
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ncurses (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu version: 6.0+20160625-1ubuntu1
Debian verison: 6.0+20161126-1


Changed in ncurses (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Tiago Stürmer Daitx (tdaitx)
Robie Basak (racb) on 2016-10-27
Changed in ncurses (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Tiago Stürmer Daitx (tdaitx) wrote :

Patch to merge latest debian version (6.0+20161126-1) into to Ubuntu (last merge was 6.0+20160625-1ubuntu1).

Remaining changes:
- Add a simple autopkgtest to the package.
- Build x32 packages.
- Build lib32 packages on s390x.

The changes have been forwarded to Debian:
- (autopkgtest)
- (lib32 packages on s390x)
- (x32 packages)

Thanks to Steve Langasek for the info bellow:
The x32 multilib packages (libx32ncurses5) makes as much sense to include in the package as lib32ncurses5 and lib64ncurses5 which are being shipped, and for the same rationale. It's also relevant that there is no official x32 port in either Debian or Ubuntu from which to install the multiarch binaries.

Still it might be controversial on Debian because requests the removal of the multilib binaries for other arche; has also not been acted on but might be after Debian stretch is released.

For now we will be keeping the x32 multilib as it is and going forward with the merge.

Changed in ncurses (Ubuntu):
assignee: Tiago Stürmer Daitx (tdaitx) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
description: updated
summary: - Please merge ncurses 6.0+20160917-1 (main) from Debian unstable (main)
+ Please merge ncurses 6.0+20161126-1 (main) from Debian unstable (main)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The debdiff looks good, but have reviewed the upstream delta and agreed with Tiago that this should wait until after the zesty release. Unsubscribing sponsors.

Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Hi, came across this issue.

Now that 17.04 is out, are there any more blockers from landing this in artful? (Just curious)

tags: added: needs-debian-merge
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Unsubscribing ~ubuntu-sponsors as this has been uploaded already.

Mattia Rizzolo (mapreri) wrote :

@tsimonq2 where/when? I still see 6.0+20160625-1ubuntu1 in artful. Subscribing ubuntu-sponsors again.

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Oh, I apparently don't know how to read...

Thanks Mattia!

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

(in any case, we're already in Feature Freeze, so unless an exception is given (in which case I'll gladly upload it), it's too late to go in Artful)

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