Re: Multiarch file overlap summary and proposal
On 2012-02-14 07:43, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 4. Lintian overrides. I believe these should be qualified with the
> architecture on any multiarch: same package so that the overrides can
> vary by architecture, since this is a semi-frequent use case for
> * Lintian should recognize arch-qualified override files, and multiarch:
> same packages must arch-qualify their override files. debhelper
> assistance is desired for this.
> Please note that this is a bunch of work. I think the Lintian work is a
> good idea regardless, and it can start independently. I think the same is
Lintian (2.5.1) already supports arch qualification inside the override file:
+ [NT] Allow simple architecture overrides such as [i386] or [!i386].
Architecture wildcards are not supported yet. The actual syntax
for the architecture the same as the one used in the Build-Depends.
Thanks to Andreas Beckmann for the bug report and the solution
proposal. (Closes: #622888)
This is already used for nvidia-graphics-drivers etc.