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Re: Bug#666510: please make udev|makedev dependency Linux-only

unmerge 666510


On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 01:43:24PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi,
> El 31 de març de 2012 12:26, Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> ha escrit:
> > Given lm-sensors is completely useless on non Linux-kernel, I don't
> > really see the point. The package is kept on non-Linux architectures
> > just to avoid removing the build-deps in dozens of packages, to add it
> > later when either support for other kernels is added to lm-sensors or
> > when the non-Linux kernels start to provide access to sensors via their
> > /sys compatibility layer.
> I'm afraid I don't understand your point.  You're basically saying
> that either [1] or [2] may happen, and that if [1] happens, then the
> dependency needs to be removed, if [2] happens, then the dependency
> needs to be removed, and until either of [1] or [2] happen, the
> dependency needs to be removed anyway.  I.e. you're saying the
> dependency needs to be removed no matter if/when [1] or [2] happen.
> Additionally, there's [3] which is not something that can happen, but
> a decision that has been discarded.  If you apply solution [3], then
> of course the situation is different, but you didn't say that you're
> taking [3] into consideration.
> I can't make any sense of it.  But maybe I'm just obtuse today.  Is
> there someone else who understands this reasoning?

Sorry I read the bug report to fast, and thought the dependency was on
lm-sensors and not libsensors4. I am going to fix that in the next


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
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