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Re: ARMv4-support in armel/squeeze?

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010, Andreas Barth wrote:
> If it breaks, then yes. But what if the rdeps work, but perhaps with
> limited functionality for the user interface only? (Which means that
> any packages build-depending on it won't have any limitation.)
> I think it would be ok to accept such limitations - but YMMV.
> (Changing package names makes it harder for maintainers of such
> packages then just to say to configure "if there is no readline,
> build without")

 I'm not sure it's a good idea to allow building intermediate
 stages/packages with incomplete functionality with the same name as the
 fully functional one: they become undistinguishable for e.g. archive
 management software or end-users.

Loïc Minier

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