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Re: Tasksel support added to cdd-dev at trunk

|| On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 20:50:03 +0200 (CEST)
|| Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote: 

>> - cdd-gen-control:
>> o Add -D suport to cdd-gen-control to degrade dependencies to
>> recommends;
>> o Add support for architecture dependent packages;

at> Do we really have architecture dependant meta packages?
at> I explicitely removed this from the task files because
at> it makes no sense to me.

Currently I doesn't have but I don't see why this cannot be done. You
can use cdd-dev to build meta-packages which depends of others but
also have arch dependent code inside of it OR build meta-packages for
each arch ... other possibility.

>> o Add fallback to architecture independent packages so allow
>> backward compatibility;

at> So this is fine - but an example why this would be needed would
at> clarify things to me.

Look above.

>> I think we will need to provide a new package called cdd-common where
>> we can provide the task-files since this will be one file used by all
>> CDD packages when using tasksel-support. Another option is pass it to
>> be internaly supported by tasksel but this need to be discussed with
>> Joey Hess before.

at> Sure.  This was the reason why I filed #273801.  Our package would conflict
at> with education-tasks, which is IMHO a completely superflous package which
at> should immediately be removed.  The "data" files should be moved to a
at> education-common file which should be created by cdd-dev and the "code"
at> (task-files) belongs to cdd-common.  But we can't release this without
at> causing an RC bug.

When we have some code more stable I will start to move current
debian-edu code to use cdd-dev and then we will release both together,
I think. (I need to discuss it with pere and joeyh to do it).

Another option is: we release when this is ready and then start to
arrange whith debian-edu how handle this. For example, we can do
debian-edu depends of cdd-common and then in another upload move it to
use all cdd-dev.

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