Package Todo Lists

Todo lists are used by the developers when a rebuild of a set of packages is needed. This is common when a library has a version bump, during a toolchain rebuild, or a general cleanup of packages in the repositories. The progress can be tracked here, and completed todo lists can be browsed as well.

Name Creation Date Creator Description Package Count Incomplete Count Kind Status
boost 1.54.0 rebuild 2013-07-06 Sven-Hendrik Haase According to changelog, there shouldn't be any problems. 70 0 Rebuild Complete
gd 2.1.0 rebuild 2013-07-04 Eric Bélanger => 17 0 Rebuild Complete
libraw 0.15.2 .so rebuilds 2013-06-15 Jaroslav Lichtblau /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ 3 0 Rebuild Complete
guile 2.0 rebuild 2013-06-03 Bartłomiej Piotrowski → → Additionally libguile-srfi-*.so have been removed, but it shouldn't engender any issues. Push rebuilt packages to [staging]/[community-staging], they will be moved after UsrMove leave [testing]. Small update: not every package likes new guile, guile1.8 is available in [staging]. 13 0 Rebuild Complete
update bluez dependencies 2013-06-01 Tom Gundersen bluez has been updated to version 5, which is not compatible with version 4. I therefore split the package into the daemon (not compat) and the libs (compat) and added the old daemon as bluez4. Everything should 'just work' as before, but dependencies must be updated. Packages depending on 'bluez' must be updated to depend on 'bluez4' (if using the dbus interface), 'bluez-libs' (if linking to the libs) and/or 'bluez-utils' (if using any of the tools). Makedepends can be changed in svn only, no rebuild is necessary. Move rebuilt packages to [staging], they will move after the usermove has left [testing]. 27 0 Rebuild Complete
No files in /bin, /sbin or /usr/sbin 2013-05-30 Allan McRae Move files in the /bin, /sbin or /usr/sbin directories to /usr/bin. Put all packages in [staging] but do not build using the staging repo (as this probably will not work...) Any packages that can safely go to the main repos after moving the files should just go to the main repos straight away. 120 0 Rebuild Complete
openobex 1.7 rebuild 2013-05-26 Eric Bélanger -> 4 0 Rebuild Complete
Clean distribute/setuptools dependencies 2013-05-22 Stéphane Gaudreault * Most packages only require distribute to build. Please verify your package and move python{,2}-distribute to makedepends if needed. If your package really depend on distribute, just mark it as completed. * Replace setuptools by python{,2}-distribute in makedepends or depends. Once locally tested, you can upload straight into extra or community. 29 0 Rebuild Complete
perl 5.18 2013-05-19 Florian Pritz Rebuild against perl 5.18 and push to staging. i686 packages has 3 failures in the test suite, I've notified upstream. If you experience any problems with i686 packages please tell me. 123 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler 0.22.4 .so rebuilds 2013-05-18 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ 11 0 Rebuild Complete
libical 1.0 2013-05-13 Andrea Scarpino -> Packages go to [staging] 13 0 Rebuild Complete
Remove old initscipts rc.d files 2013-05-12 Allan McRae The time since initscipts became unsupported is sufficient that everyone should have transitioned and these files should be removed. Leaving them in packages appears to be causing some confusion among our users. 146 0 Rebuild Complete
Move files to /usr/bin if possible 2013-05-12 Allan McRae This is a list of packages that install files to /bin, /sbin or /usr/sbin. For many of these, the files can be moved to /usr/bin without causing issues. This will ease the final stages of the /usr move. If moving the files at this stage will cause an issue, do not do it... Just mark it as completed. [Edit] TODO list canceled in favor of just doing the /usr move... 0 0 Rebuild Complete
libsasl/cyrus-sasl 2.1.26 rebuild 2013-05-10 Bartłomiej Piotrowski Due to probably pointless soname change in libsasl and cyrus-sasl, some packages require rebuild. You shouldn't encounter anything strange, maybe a few warnings. Please push rebuilt packages to [staging]/[community-staging]. 23 0 Rebuild Complete
Fix invalid PNGs for libpng 1.6 2013-05-04 Evangelos Foutras Please read the following thread to understand the issue: The following workaround can be added in prepare(): $ find -name '*.png' -exec optipng -quiet -force -fix {} + 8 0 Rebuild Complete
libpng 1.6 rebuild 2013-04-27 Ionuț Mircea Bîru wait for me to finish the important packages, like gdk,cairo & co before starting. please rebuild against [staging] 237 0 Rebuild Complete
GHC 7.6.3 rebuild 2013-04-24 Thomas Dziedzic make sure the haskell dependencies get rebuilt first. use versioned packages with pkgrel numbers when specifying your depends 61 0 Rebuild Complete
[openexr][ilmbase] 2.0.0 rebuild 2013-04-16 Eric Bélanger Packages needs to be put in [testing] repo as openexr and ilmbase are already there. 24 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler 0.22.3 .so rebuilds 2013-04-12 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ 11 0 Rebuild Complete
gtksourceview3 3.8.0-1 rebuild 2013-04-11 Eric Bélanger -> Please put the packages directly in the [testing] repo as gtksourceview3 3.8.0-1 is already there. 7 0 Rebuild Complete
GNOME 3.8 [community] rebuilds 2013-04-08 Jan Alexander Steffens The following packages received major upgrades: >> - evolution-data-server >> - gnome-desktop >> - js/js185 >> - libgee/libgee06 >> - libtracker-sparql GNOME 3.8 is in [staging]. Please rebuild against it and push to [community-staging]. js185 and libgee06 are provided as legacy packages in case using the newer versions isn't possible. Feel free to amend the list should I have missed a package. 14 0 Rebuild Complete
boost 1.53.0 2013-03-25 Stéphane Gaudreault boost-1.53.0-1 is in [staging]. Update from 1.52 to 1.53 with soname change. 65 0 Rebuild Complete
icu 51.1 .so bumps 2013-03-21 Andreas Radke -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 32 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler rebuild 2013-03-18 Jan de Groot poppler 0.22.1 -> 0.22.2 introduces a soname bump from to 8 0 Rebuild Complete
Removal of relative paths from systemd-tmpfiles calls in install scripts 2013-03-17 Evangelos Foutras Either just the basename (e.g. apache.conf) or an absolute path (e.g. /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf) will work. Just the configuration filename (e.g. apache.conf) would be preferable to the absolute path (in my opinion). This is why I've included samba and lightdm which use absolute paths. [This change in behavior was introduced in system 198 by] ================================= For an example of the issue consider the following command: # systemd-tmpfiles --create usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf Regardless of whether it's run from the root directory (/) or not, it will try to open the following files: * /etc/tmpfiles.d/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf * /run/tmpfiles.d/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf * /usr/local/lib/tmpfiles.d/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf * /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf After which it will fail with: Failed to open 'usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf', ignoring: No such file or directory The above causes the /run/httpd directory not to be created on installation ( 8 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick- rebuild 2013-03-16 Eric Bélanger Libraries have been renamed: /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ as well as several directories. 13 0 Rebuild Complete
dnsutils to ldns migration 2013-03-11 Gaetan Bisson We are removing dnsutils from [core]. (It cannot be built independently from bind anymore, and the whole thing is becoming a mess anyhow.) Please update your packages to depend on ldns instead (already in [core]). While dnsutils provided three similar DNS query tools (dig, host, nslookup), ldns provides drill, a near-drop-in replacement for dig (which can therefore easily replace host and nslookup too). To update, you must replace all calls to dig/host/nslookup in your packages to calls to drill. Simple calls such as `dig` can simply be rewritten as `drill`; see `drill -h` for more details and please contact me if you cannot figure out how to migrate. Updated packages may go directly in [extra] or [community]. See: 4 0 Rebuild Complete
MariaDB migration 2013-03-03 Bartłomiej Piotrowski Please rebuild (and test!) your packages against MariaDB: * mysql → mariadb * libmysqlclient → libmariadbclient * mysql-clients → mariadb-clients Goes to [staging]/[community-staging]. More info: 48 0 Rebuild Complete
ruby 2.0.0 rebuild 2013-03-03 Thomas Dziedzic The ruby .so had a version bump. Gems also need a rebuild. put pkgs into staging 30 0 Rebuild Complete
Mesa 9.1 unification 2013-02-23 Andreas Radke New mesa pkg provides: 'libglapi' 'osmesa' 'libgbm' 'libgles' 'libegl' 'khrplatform-devel'. Configure checks may fail over gl.pc (part of mesa) when checking for and no 'libgl' can be found. Add mesa-libgl to makedepends then. New 'mesa-libgl' should not be used in the dependency array and always only as a makedependency. Then your package links to and needs generic 'libgl' runtime dependency to allow users to choose mesa-libgl | nvidia-utils | catalyst-utils that all provide 'libgl'. Namcap won't detect the dependency on 'libgl' !!! Fix your PKGBUILDs where needed when you will do usual updates or users claim about broken abs rebuilds. There should be no need to do rebuilds. The following packages link to : 186 0 Rebuild Complete
Qt -> Qt4 2013-02-18 Andrea Scarpino - Replace qt with qt4 or switch to qt5-base - Check that your package install the qt4 plugins into /usr/lib/qt4/plugins - Check that your package install the qt4 imports into /usr/lib/qt4/imports Use qmake4 to explicitly refer to qt4 when both qt4 and qt5 are installed. Packages go in [staging]. 160 0 Rebuild Complete
libarchive 3.1.x rebuild 2013-02-09 Dan McGee Don't start building for this yet, please, until we get a few of the current rebuilds moved along. Will update this description when we should start. => 16 0 Rebuild Complete
x264 and ffmpeg 2013-02-07 Ionuț Mircea Bîru This todo list is for both soname bumps since most of them can be done in the same time usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ 42 0 Rebuild Complete
Clean-up $pkgdir usage 2013-02-02 Allan McRae This is a list of all packages that use $pkgdir in their build() function. This can occur for several reasons: 1) The package only has a build() function. This is deprecated in pacman-4.1 and will produce a warning. These should be changed to package(). 2) Things are being written to $pkgdir in build() that should be done in package(). This is wrong as those files can end up with the wrong permissions and will break completely with pacman-4.1. 3) The build system is somewhat weird and requires you to specify the install location in build(), but nothing is written during this stage. For split packages, this is not good as $pkdir is not well defined during build()... 739 0 Rebuild Complete
Do not use $startdir 2013-02-02 Allan McRae Always use $srcdir and $pkgdir and not rely on the relationship to $startdir. These are wrong when BUILDDIR is set and with pacman-4.1, $pkgdir will not be the same as $startdir/pkg. 25 0 Rebuild Complete
graphviz-2.30.0 2013-02-01 Gaetan Bisson The only soname change this release brings is the deprecation of Please rebuild your packages against this new version and let me know if you experience difficulties. 3 0 Rebuild Complete
ghc 7.6.2 2013-01-31 Thomas Dziedzic Make sure the dependencies are first rebuilt. Rebuild against staging. Also, make sure you depend on ghc=7.6.2-1 Now is the time to update the haskell pkgs. 43 0 Rebuild Complete
ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs 2013.1.13 rebuild 2013-01-28 Eric Bélanger => 4 0 Rebuild Complete
boost 1.52.0 2013-01-21 Stéphane Gaudreault boost-1.52.0-1 is in [staging]. Update from 1.50 to 1.52 with soname change. 64 0 Rebuild Complete
ICU 50.1.2 2013-01-19 Andreas Radke This one brings a hidden ABI change reverting the one from 50.1.1 - no .so bump. We rebuild all packages not to run into nasty bugs. 29 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick- rebuild 2013-01-15 Eric Bélanger /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ 14 0 Rebuild Complete
libcdio/libcdio-paranoia rebuild 2013-01-08 Jan de Groot upstream has changed API and ABI with libcdio 0.90. Because of license issues, libcdio-paranoia has been split into a standalone package. Please adjust dependencies where needed. 23 0 Rebuild Complete