RemoveArts

We are proposing to remove all arts associated packages from the archive prior to the release of Kubuntu 9.04. aRts is no longer maintained upstream, there are no applications in KDE4 that use the arts sound system and we no longer provide a KDE3 desktop.

Consequently a number of packages that depend on arts will need to be rebuilt.

Guidelines

In most cases this will involve:

  1. download the source package
  2. Run dch -i to create a new changelog entry and record your changes
  3. edit debian/control to remove libarts-dev. Search for any other occurrences of arts and edit accordingly. It is also worth checking the .install files for anything obviously arts related and save yourself a rebuild
  4. testbuild package in a chroot/pbuilder
  5. Make any further fixes to get the package to build.
  6. Note your changes in debian/changelog
  7. create a debdiff. 'debdiff old_version.dsc new_version.dsc >new.debdiff'

If you do fix a package please mark LP: #320915 in debian/changelog so it can be linked to the bug report

Packages

Below is a list of packages that depend on some component of arts. If you intend to work on a package please enter your name in the assignee column.

Depends on libarts1c2a - aRts sound system core components

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

qterm

a|wen

no issue in jaunty

OK

nateon

a|wen

to be removed by jr, notify upstream

OK

kvirc

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

knights

a|wen

to be removed by jr

OK

kdelibs4c2a

apachelogger

built without arts

OK

Depends on libarts1-dev - development files for the aRts sound system core components

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

kdelibs4-dev

apachelogger

built without arts

OK

Depends on libartsc0 - aRts sound system C support library

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

libk3b2

a|wen

not in jaunty

OK

cmus

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

kadu

a|wen

sync in progress in bug 306361; rebuild w/o arts

OK

vlc-plugin-arts

a|wen

debdiff done; needs binary package removal

OK

mythvideo

tgm4883

Should be fixed after next upload to repos and a rebuild

Done

mythtv-transcode-utils

tgm4883

Fixed in our bzr, will be fixed on next upload to repos

Done

mythtv-frontend

tgm4883

Fixed in our bzr, will be fixed on next upload to repos

Done

mythtv-backend

tgm4883

Fixed in our bzr, will be fixed on next upload to repos

Done

mythbrowser

tgm4883

Not in jaunty

Done

mplayer-nogui

a|wen

same source as mplayer

OK

mplayer

a|wen

branched as lp:~andreas-wenning/mplayer/ubuntu

OK

libmyth-0.21-0

from mythtv source

Done

zapping

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

xsidplay

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

xmp

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

timidity

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

mpg123

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

mhwaveedit

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

libsdl1.2debian-arts

Arby

debdiff done; needs binary package removal

OK

liballegro4.2-plugin-arts

a|wen

debdiff done; needs binary package removal

OK

cynthiune.app

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

audacious-plugins-extra

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

libsdl1.2debian-all

Arby

same source package as libsdl1.2debian-arts

OK

libk3b3

build w/o arts support

OK

libao2

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

Depends on libartsc0-dev - development files for the aRts sound system C support library

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

libmediastreamer0-dev

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

audacious-plugins-dev

a|wen

same source as audacious-plugins-extra

OK

libsdl1.2-dev

Arby

same source package as libsdl1.2debian-arts

OK

Depends on arts - sound system from the official KDE release

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

ichthux-desktop

txwinger

drop arts from ichthux-meta

OK

Needs libartskde

Package

Assignee

Solution

Done?

basket

a|wen

debdiff attached to bug 320915

OK

Indirect build-dep on arts from kdelibs

koffice

ScottK

Fixed build --without-arts by fixing CDBS

OK

kile

a|wen

updated to kde4 version svn snapshot

OK

KDE build system

CDBS

ScottK

add --without-arts to standard configure flags

Done

Fixes:

checking for mcopidl... not found
configure: error: The important program mcopidl was not found!
Please check whether you installed aRts correctly or use
--without-arts to compile without aRts support (this will remove functionality).

RemoveArts (last edited 2009-02-24 14:18:04 by andreas-wenning)