[Development] Debian packaging from Git snapshots (qtsystems, qtfeedback, qtpim)

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Mar 30 16:29:20 CEST 2020

Hi Chris,

On  Di 17 Mär 2020 01:42:11 CET, Chris Adams wrote:

>> [...]
> Potentially.  The licensing of QtPIM only changed recently (in terms of
> changes), and Jolla's fork of QtPIM remains LGPLv2.1, so IMO if the
> upstream were to change, I think taking that version might be a sensible
> option, as it might attract more contributors / maintainers from commercial
> side (and developer capacity is currently the bottleneck for improvement,
> IMO).
> Of course, that would be an option of last resort, in my opinion.

I have nearly finished the upload preparations of QtPIM for Debian. I  
have some questions about patches originally coming from the former  
Ubuntu Touch project.

Most of Canonical's patches have been upstreamed (or they were  
cherry-picked from upstream). However, there is one patch that either  
still needs upstreaming or should be dropped from the proposed package:

Unfortunately, it is unclear who the original patch author is and what  
the exact bug is that gets fixed by the patch (I mean, the patch name  
itself is informative a bit, but apart from that, not much context is  

Furthermore, I had to disable 5 unit tests at 3 different locations to  
get the package pass through the other tests:

As a side not, I noticed in qtsystems, qtfeedback and qtpim alike that  
the cmake tests entirely fail during chrooted builds with a defined  
DESTDIR (i.e. packages are installed into some subfolder from where  
the binary packages get wrapped up). But that was not so important, so  
I disabled cmake integration tests entirely for all three packages.

Looking forward to your feedback,


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