[SRU] Please accept zeroc-ice to supported releases

Bug #1815684 reported by José Gutiérrez de la Concha on 2019-02-12
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zeroc-ice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * zeroc-ice (3.7.2-4) includes various bug fixes for problems reported in
   3.7.1 the most important fixes that can affect Ubuntu users are:

   * Fixed a bug in IceGrid that could result in an infinite loop
      when Ice.ChangeUser is set and the call to getpwnam_r fails with


   * Fixed a bug in the code that parses command line options that caused
     short command line options to be incorrectly parsed when multiple short
     command line options are specified together.


   * Fixed a bug in the syslog logger that caused the program name to not be
     correctly displayed with log messages.


   * Fixed a bug in the IceGrid GUI that could cause IceGrid GUI to hang
     after a login failure.


   * Fixed a bug that caused the generated code to reference undefined variables
     when included (using require or require_once) from a static method.


   * Fixed Python segfault that could occur because of a KeyboardInterrupt.


   * Added usr/bin/slice2matlab and usr/share/man/man1/slice2matlab.1 to zeroc-ice-compilers
     The new compiler generate code for newly released Ice for MATLAB language mapping

   * Added debian patch 0001-Fix-macros-for-Linux-OS-detection
     This patch fixes build failures reported for debian ppc64el

   * Removed debian patch debian/patches/classpath-contains-relative-path.diff
     The fix has been integrated upstream and is no longer required

   * Removed debian patch debian/patches/install-file-mode.diff
     The fix has been integrated upstream and the patch is no longer required

   * Removed debian patch debian/patches/java9-build
     The fix has been integrated upstream and the patch is no longer required

   * Removed debian patch debian/patches/python2.7-install
     The fix has been integrated upstream and the patch is no longer required

    * Removed debian patch debian/patches/gcc8-build-fixes.patch
      The fixes has been incorporated upstream and the patch is no longer required

    * Add missing openjfx dependency to debian/control

    * Simplify Java dependencies in debian/control

    * Fixed service scripts to correctly wait for daemons to start, without this the scripts were not waiting for the services to be fully started, this affects scripts for starting glacier2router, icegridnode and icegridregistry:

    The fix was already in cosmic Ice 3.7.1 packages, but not in bionic Ice 3.7.0 packages

[Test Case]

 * There is more details of each bug in the links provided with they

[Regression Potential]

 * Upstream packages are thoroughly tested before each release, and binary
   compatibility testing is done as part of the release process we (upstream)
   are confident that the chance for regression is very low.

 * The package has an extensive test suite that is build and run during
   package builds

[Other Info]

 zeroc-ice (3.7.2-4) corresponds to a new upstream microrelease. This package
 is already available in Ubuntu Disco and Debian Buster.

 The package build logs for bionic and cosmic are available in:


 The package build logs for debian are available in:


 A detailed changelog of the bugs included in this release is available at:


 The debian changelog is available at:


 Please SRU into bionic and cosmic

Changed in zeroc-ice (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Changed in zeroc-ice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in zeroc-ice (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in zeroc-ice (Ubuntu Bionic):
importance: Undecided → Low
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Hello José, thanks for your work on this!

Could you please edit the bug description to follow the SRU template? That can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#SRU_Bug_Template

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Hi Simon, I have updated the description as requested

description: updated
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Hello José, thanks for adjusting the bug description. Everything looks good there.

I was reviewing your debdiffs when I saw that a lot of Debian changes were rolled in here. While most of these changes I would consider acceptable for a stable release update, they should be documented in the bug description as well. All of the changes made should be strictly necessary, and e.g. the copyright http -> https change, while that is absolutely best practice and you should make that change in the current development release, I would not say it is necessary for an SRU.

I'm unsubscribing sponsors for now; sorry for the time it took to get back to you on this. I really hope we can drive this to completion.


description: updated
description: updated
description: updated

Updated debdiff for Ice 3.7.2 bionic backport

description: updated

Updated debdiff for Ice 3.7.2 cosmic backport

Hi Simon,

I have updated the description to include the changes to debian files, I have also limited the changes to debian files to the minimum and get rid of a few things that are not required for the SRU:

There are separate branches in our packaging repository for bionic and cosmic backports:

  * https://github.com/zeroc-ice/ice-debian-packaging/tree/bionic-3.7
  * https://github.com/zeroc-ice/ice-debian-packaging/tree/cosmic-3.7

I have uploaded the new packages to zeroc-ice ppa in:

  * https://launchpad.net/~y-jose/+archive/ubuntu/zeroc-ice

description: updated
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