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Re: [dd-list] Please use Architecture: linux-any

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 01:11:40AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> Just a heads-up about Architecture: linux-any. The dd-list below is
> a (non-exhaustive!) list of packages that kfreebsd/hurd maintainers
> believe are candidates for using it in their debian/control file,
> because they are probably not to be ported to non-Linux systems, due to
> strong Linux dependency.
> Could people below consider using
> Architecture: linux-any
> instead of
> Architecture: any
> in their next upload?  That would help us cleaning the Not-For-Us manual
> list.

> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
>    aboot

Why this one?  The Architecture: any parts are generic tools used to create
alpha boot blocks to images in an architecture-independent manner (e.g.,
when generating bootable CD images from a machine of a different
architecture).  There's nothing Linux-specific about that at all; it may not
be high on your list of things to port, but it's a porting issue
nonetheless, not a "strong Linux dependency".

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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