Debian Bug report logs - #652504
libshout: Please convert libshout for multiarch

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Package: libshout; Maintainer for libshout is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>;

Reported by: Steve Langasek <>

Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version 2.2.2-6.1

Fixed in version libshout/2.2.2-8

Done: Alessio Treglia <>

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From: Steve Langasek <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libshout: Please convert libshout for multiarch
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:31:42 -0800
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: libshout
Version: 2.2.2-6.1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
Usertags: origin-ubuntu precise ubuntu-patch

Dear maintainers,

I've just updated the libshout package in Ubuntu to transition it to use of
the multiarch library paths as described at
<>.  Since libshout is a
dependency of gstreamer-plugins-good, this is one of the last major bits
needed to have a multiarch-friendly wine package in Ubuntu; I presume it
will be useful to Debian for the same reason.

Converting the libshout package for multiarch was non-trivial for several

 - dh-buildinfo is not multiarch-safe; using it generates library packages
   that are not co-installable, and cdbs wants to generate an unconditional
   build-dependency on this tool.
 - cdbs wants to generate a build-dependency on an older version of cdbs
   than the one required for multiarch support, which means the
   build-dependency has to be overridden
 - the package is using a forked version of d-shlibs that's bundled in the
   debian/ directory (this seems to be inherited from an upstream debian/
   directory, although the current version is source format 3, which ignores
   any debian/ directory in the upstream tarball); and this forked version
   of d-shlibs is missing various bugfixes, including support for multiarch.

So the patch is a bit large, and includes both dropping the forked d-shlibs
and disabling the cdbs build-deps autogeneration (since the autogeneration
isn't actually outputting anything correctly that autogeneration would be
useful for).  A corresponding changelog for this patch is:

  * Build for multiarch.
  * Drop use of dh-buildinfo, which is completely redundant with build logs
    and is not multiarch-safe.
  * Drop support for auto-generation of build-dependencies in debian/control,
    because cdbs wants to unconditionally add a build-dependency on the
    broken dh-buildinfo tool and use it if present.
  * Drop forked version of d-shlibs, as the single issue this fork was
    for (libspeex) is addressed upstream; and build-depend on
    d-shlibs (>= 0.48) for the --multiarch option.  Closes: #548625, #650546.
  * Remove the file.

Removing is not strictly related to multiarch, but multiarch
does require moving the .la file to the multiarch library directory from
/usr/lib.  As a result, any packages still referencing the .la file are
going to be broken by this change *anyway*, so it might as well be dropped
at the same time.  And according to
<>, the only package which
still references is freej, which is FTBFS and significantly
broken - so it doesn't make sense to wait for freej to be fixed before
switching to multiarch and dropping the .la file.

Thanks for considering the patch.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                                     
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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Alessio Treglia <>
To: Steve Langasek <>
Subject: Re: Bug#652504: libshout: Please convert libshout for multiarch
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:22:45 +0100
tags 652504 pending

Hi Steve,

patches are in git now, thank you very much for the great work!


Alessio Treglia          |
Debian Developer         |
Ubuntu Core Developer    |
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From: Alessio Treglia <>
Subject: Bug#652504: fixed in libshout 2.2.2-8
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:47:21 +0000
Source: libshout
Source-Version: 2.2.2-8

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
libshout, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/libs/libshout/libshout3-dev_2.2.2-8_amd64.deb
  to main/libs/libshout/libshout3_2.2.2-8_amd64.deb
  to main/libs/libshout/libshout_2.2.2-8.debian.tar.gz
  to main/libs/libshout/libshout_2.2.2-8.dsc

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Alessio Treglia <> (supplier of updated libshout package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:27:53 +0100
Source: libshout
Binary: libshout3-dev libshout3
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 2.2.2-8
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Alessio Treglia <>
 libshout3  - MP3/Ogg Vorbis broadcast streaming library
 libshout3-dev - MP3/Ogg Vorbis broadcast streaming library (development)
Closes: 652504
 libshout (2.2.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
   * Team upload.
   [ Alessio Treglia ]
   * Introduce MultiArch support. Thanks to Steve Langasek for
     the original patch: (Closes: #652504)
     - debian/control:
       + Bump cdbs minimum requirement to 0.4.93~.
       + Don't build-depend on dh-buildinfo, which is non multiarch-safe.
       + Regenerate.
     - debian/rules:
       + Move pkgconfig files into multiarch path.
       + Don't set DH_COMPAT in debian/rules.
   [ Jonas Smedegaard ]
   * Add README.source, documenting use of git-buildpackage and CDBS
     (replacing README.cdbs-tweaks).
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