Bug#599206: dpkg-cross should leave files in converted package
Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> notfound 599206 2.5.8ubuntu2
> found 599206 2.5.8
> severity 599206 wishlist
> retitle 599206 "dpkg-cross: document file removal process
> On Tue, 05 Oct 2010 18:10:32 +0200
> Marcin Juszkiewicz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Package: dpkg-cross
>> Version: 2.5.8ubuntu2
> Wrong version - please report this in Launchpad only or reproduce in
> Debian before filing the bug.
> However, the "bug" as described is a result of how the code is
> designed to work in both Debian and Ubuntu.
>> dpkg-cross by default removes lot of files from converted packages.
> This is to prevent file conflicts with the original package.
> i.e. if you need files from a package which are removed from the cross
> package by dpkg-cross, you need to ensure that the native version of
> that package is installed.
> dpkg-cross only cares about specific files types in the -cross package
> - typically files which are architecture-dependent and which are
> easily identifiable as such.
I should care about the copyright and changelogs though. A dpkg-cross
converted package is undistributable because of that.