Re: Bug#385793: -dev packages should not be architecture all
On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 10:27:27AM +0200, Matthias Klose <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Mike Hommey writes:
> > On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 09:21:36AM +0200, Matthias Klose <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Package: xulrunner
> > > Version: 188.8.131.52-3
> > >
> > > With every upload, the libmozjs-dev, libnspr4-dev, libnss3-dev
> > > packages become uninstallable until the package has been rebuilt on
> > > all architectures. Please consider changes these to architecture any,
> > > this saves developer's and buildd admin time to look at the current
> > > state of xulrunner, if a package can be uploaded without asking for
> > > requeueing on the buildd's later.
> > Problem is that it will waste quite some archive space... maybe relaxing
> > the dependencies would be better. I made them tight because I was adding
> > some APIs back in the 184.108.40.206 days, but that is not very likely to
> > happen any more...
> relaxation on libxul-common is needed as well.
Mmmmm that'd need special care to avoid libxul-common from a new upstream
being installed with an older libxul0d
Maybe it'd also be time to solve once and for all this arch:all issue.
It's not the first time it happens, and it won't be the last. Maybe it's
time that the archive keeps the old arch:all version until all arch:any
packages are in.
Ccing to debian-devel for that matter.