feature/buster FTBFS since virtualbox was removed from testing and synaptic 0.84.6 was uploaded to sid
The build system tries to install the only version that's available & allowed by our APT pinning, i.e. currently: 5.2.12-dfsg-1 from our
devel APT suite.
Our policy regarding VirtualBox support is essentially: install from sid as long as that's possible, then when it becomes impossible, import the latest working/installable version into our custom APT repo (that's how 5.2.12-dfsg-1 made it there in the first place), and if that doesn't work anymore, drop the ball and stop trying to install the VirtualBox packages unless there's a really cheap workaround.
Install VirtualBox packages from sid (refs: #16653)
src:virtualbox was removed from testing.
Refresh synaptic-update-at-startup.diff to apply on top of synaptic 0.84.6 (refs: #16653)
I'm patching only the X.Org-specific "else" clause: on Wayland,
Synaptic is start unprivileged so --update-at-startup would not work.
#5 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago
This fixes the FTBFS: https://jenkins.tails.boum.org/job/build_Tails_ISO_bugfix-16653-virtualbox-from-sid/2/.
https://jenkins.tails.boum.org/job/test_Tails_ISO_bugfix-16653-virtualbox-from-sid/1/ will tell us whether Synaptic still works as intended.
#7 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago
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