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Re: Please help to fix outdated SUBST blocks

On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 08:41:59PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> On 04.05.2020 13:26, Patrick Welche wrote:
> > I see adwaita-icon-theme in Jonathan's list. I can argue the case both
> > ways - thoughts?
> > 
> > $ cat
> > Name: gnome-icon-theme
> > Description: A collection of icons used as the basis for GNOME themes
> > Version: @VERSION@
> > Requires:
> > Libs:
> > Cflags:
> > 
> > so it contains no variables that need to be overridden => get rid
> > 
> > In the unlikely event that a variable is added, I wouldn't see the
> > event ".pc file added" which would trigger "must check overrides",
> > I would just install an unsanitized .pc file => just leave it.
> I changed SUBST_NOOP_OK._pkgconfig to yes since this affects 9 of the
> top 10 from the latest bulk build.  Because fixing the pkg-config files
> is such a basic operation that is done so often, we will notice any bugs
> in that general pattern quickly.

I'm really, really annoyed by this attitude. We still have month old
packages failing due to inflating the already huge
number of broken packages due to the OpenSSL fiasco. Can we please stop
adding more unncessary breakage and get the numbers down into a sensible
range for at least one mainstream platform? The current signal-to-noise
ratio hides too many problems already.


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