[Dev] new plan for managing 'icu' and 'poppler' dependent packages

Megver83 megver83 at hyperbola.info
Wed May 6 03:03:48 GMT 2020

whenever icu upgrades, and iceweasel and friends break because of the
need of the previous version (and even some Arch pkgs, which don't
specify a version, just break), I install it from the AUR (e.g. the last
time I installed icu65, added icu=65 in "provides", and everything went

idk if instead of making an icu-parabola pkg we better make a icuXX
(with "XX" being the previous version) for each needed version, although
I assume you want to do sth. similar with icu-parabola

El 05-05-20 a las 12:51, bill-auger escribió:
> as most people know, the dreaded icu-pocalypse has been a
> recurring bother for the parabola devs and user alike - gnutoo
> and eli have cooked up a new plan for an 'icu-parabola' package,
> to smooth the transition from one version of 'icu' to the next -
> the main advantage of this is that, in the future, people will
> no longer be blocked from upgrading, during the transition
> period - if it works out well, we will do the same for 'poppler'
> - denis will send an email later to explain more, once the
> logistics are nailed down
> to go along with this, i have completed the task that freemor
> started on the bug tracker, to make tracking and managing the
> many rebuilds easier to grok - there are 6 special redmine
> tickets, with each dependent package as sub-tasks - we will be
> able to keep those 6 open always; and simply toggle each
> individual package tickets 'open' and 'fixed' as needed - the
> "STICKY" tag should make them easy to locate when needed
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2723 [STICKY][poppler]: and friends (armv7h)
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2720 [STICKY][poppler]: and friends (i686)
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2546 [STICKY][poppler]: and friends (x86_64)
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2071 [STICKY][icu] and friends (armv7h)
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2727 [STICKY][icu] and friends (i686)
> https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2047 [STICKY][icu] and friends (x86_64)
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