[Xapian-discuss] Debian and Ubuntu packages of 1.2.0

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue May 4 02:39:56 BST 2010

I've updated the Debian packaging for Debian and Ubuntu for Xapian 1.2.

I'm aiming to get Xapian 1.2 into the next stable Debian release.  There's
no definite freeze date yet, but I've heard May/June mentioned.

Currently there are packages of Xapian 1.2.0 in Debian experimental, but
unstable and testing still have 1.0.x while I finish checking compatibility
with dependent packages, and wait for a suitable time to make the transition.

If you want to use these packages, see here for details as to how:


The warning about "dangerous and harmful" doesn't apply to the Debian
packages currently there.

I've also created a new PPA on launchpad for backported versions of these
packages for various Ubuntu releases:


At the time of writing, some i386 builds are still pending there.

For Xapian 1.2, I've stopped backporting packages to Ubuntu 6.06 (dapper) as
users conservative enough to stick with such an old release seem unlikely to
want the latest and greatest Xapian release, and the time it takes to continue
to support it can be more usefully spent.  There are also no packages for
Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) as that reached end of life at the end of last month.

Packages of 1.0.x are still available from the usual PPA:

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