Thursday, 15 October 2020

Re: Ubuntu Focal update of broken Calibre package

Hi Lukasz,

so, here are a few more answers to your questions:

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020, Lukasz Zemczak wrote:
> * How badly is calibre broken on focal right now? Is it really
> unusable in its current state? Examples of how broken things are so
> that we can understand the situation better

Yes. I just installed a vm, updated to the latest version of the
packages of focal, installed calibre, started calibre, and got

norbert@ubuntu2004-vm:~$ calibre
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/calibre", line 20, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/", line 73, in calibre
File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/", line 543, in main
listener = create_listener()
File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/", line 514, in create_listener
return Listener(address=gui_socket_address())
File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/utils/ipc/", line 110, in __init__
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'cancel'
norbert@ubuntu2004-vm:~$ vim

So well, it is completely useless.

This can also be seen by the list of upstream bugs reported

> * How does the automated test coverage on calibre look like? Do all
> new features come with unit testing? What about autopkgtests (I don't
> think I see any?)?

There are not autopkgtests, but there is an extensive test suite built
into calibre.

> * What would be the acceptance criteria for the new version? What
> testing should be performed to make sure the new version works as
> expected and doesn't regress any existing users (assuming calibre in
> focal right now is at least usable to some extent)

Since it does not even start, I guess there is no regression for
focal users, only for those upgrading from a previous release.

Together with YOKOTA Hiroshi (in Cc), who has done most of the work on
recent packaging, I have prepared a version for focal (SIP4, debhelper
12), built it on my focal machine, and successfully run it. Source and
amd64 packages are available here:

deb focal main
deb-src focal main

(signed with my gpg key

What are the next steps you are expecting from me?

- prepare a package for groovy and separately for focal?
- what are the version numbers you want to see?
- how should we proceed?



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