Remove Windows libraries from Rust source package

Bug #2036123 reported by Zixing Liu
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rustc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

We want to remove Windows libraries (mostly windows-sys and friends) from the Rust source package.

They contain binary blobs and auto-generated code that consume much storage space (~700 MiB).
Removing them also makes the source package easier to audit.

Revision history for this message
Zixing Liu (liushuyu-011) wrote :

Preliminary packages were uploaded to
And also, its corresponding source at
You can find the autopkgtest results on this page: (tests that represent library removal have a timestamp dated after 20230912).


Lintian report:

E: rustc source: field-too-long Vendored-Sources-Rust (10433 chars > 5000)
W: rustc source: mismatched-override missing-license-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright debian/copyright mpl-2.0+ [debian/source/lintian-overrides:15]
W: rustc source: missing-license-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright mpl-2.0+ [debian/copyright:2044]
W: rustc source: unknown-field Vendored-Sources-Rust
N: 0 hints overridden; 1 unused override
N: Some overrides were ignored.
N: Use --verbose for more information.
Finished running lintian.

Changed in rustc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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