Bug#291939: Split System/Cpu for architecture handling
On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:08:02AM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 04:14 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > This is the continuation of bug #118910. Since you retitled it as
> > "[ARCH] clean up archtable", I considered you'd prefer me to file a separate
> > bug for this. Feel free to retitle/merge if you think otherwise.
> > The changes are pretty straightforwarded, but they should be enough to fix
> > most of the concerns that porters had with the limitations of dpkg architecture
> > handling during the last few years.
> This patch looks incomplete? It only touches the dpkg-dev part of dpkg,
> and doesn't change the handling of dpkg itself.
As I just said to Goswin, my patch doesn't modify the way dpkg handles
architectures internaly. dpkg-genchanges uses Cpu/System logic to determine
wether we can build a package, but when generating DEBIAN/control it will add
an "Architecture" field set to DEB_HOST_ARCH.
Of course, I'd like a full transition on the long term. But keeping backwards
compatibility is the most important for me at this point. IMHO, you can
do this change safely in experimental without disrupting the sarge release.
(Although we won't really start using this feature untill the buildds have
a similar fix applied and we ammend Policy to require use of this syntax).
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