Bug#585767: Dependencies on linux-gnu or not+linux-gnu do not match armel or powerpcspe correctly
On Mo, 2010-06-21 at 23:09 +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> On Mo, 2010-06-21 at 21:56 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 08:35:14PM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> > > * Aurelien Jarno | 2010-06-14 12:00:14 [+0200]:
> > >
> > > >> libudev-dev (>= 0.139) | not+linux-gnu,
> > > >> libhal-dev (>= 0.5.10) | linux-gnu,
> > >
> > > >I don't think it's a bug. The system type on those architectures is
> > > >"linux-gnuspe" or "linux-gnueabi", not "linux-gnu". If you only want to
> > > >match on the OS, you should use the "linux" and "not+linux" instead.
> > >
> > > This make sense.
> > >
> > > So I'm going to mass open bugs against every package which uses
> > > linux-gnu and tell them to use linux-any which becomes policy once
> > > #530687. Is this intended? There is actually no reason to use linux-gnu
> > > instead of linux-any, is there?
> > > Does the new policy make type-handling obselete since dpkg provides it?
> > >
> > type-handling has always been a bit hack, with the (long term) goal to
> > remove it. It had no replacement until not so long ago, as the build
> > daemons software was not able to handle it. Now that it has been fixed,
> > we should certainly get rid of it.
> Architecture wildcards should not be used prior to Squeeze + 1. They are
> currently not implemented by APT and other programs using libapt-pkg to
> parse build-dependencies, and I do not know whether software such as
> sbuild supports it.
> I do not know whether we already have a bug report about it in APT; and
> I do not know whether the other packages have bug reports; it would be
> great if someone could take a look at this, so the toolchain can be
> fixed to support wildcards before we start using them.
I just pushed revision 1995 to the debian-experimental-ma repository
which adds support for architecture wild cards by replacing any with '*'
and calling fnmatch() to check whether the wildcard matches either
* the current architecture
* the current architecture prefixed with 'linux-'
Further information can be found in Bug#547724.
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member
See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.