Re: Policy changes which completely break apt-cross
+++ Neil Williams [2010-07-01 19:13 +0100]:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:34:35 +0100
> Wookey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > So the change is that not all the development files need to be in the
> > -dev package, but could be in packages depended on by -dev.
> > This does break the convenient dependency-resolution shortcut that
> > apt-cross uses to work out what needs to be downloaded.
> > However if there is a good reason for this change then this just
> > highlights what we already know - which is that we need a smarter
> > cross-dependency resolution tool.
I asked Russ Allbery where this came from and was told:
The primary intent was to allow people to split architecture-independent
header files out of the -dev package.
http://bugs.debian.org/347581 is the discussion. Please do open a bug
against Policy if this ends up breaking something not anticipated in
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