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Bug#436650: debian-cd has unmet recommends on some archs

Am Mittwoch, den 08.08.2007, 15:09 -0300 schrieb Otavio Salvador:
> Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org> writes:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 08.08.2007, 18:10 +0100 schrieb =?UTF-8?Q?
> > Mart=C3=ADn?= Ferrari:
> >> On 8/8/07, Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org> wrote:
> >> 
> >> > The package is "Architecture: All" and this does not work with
> >> > arch-indep packages, because these expressions are used at build-time.
> >> > If the package is built on powerpc, it won't contain the syslinux
> >> > recommends.
> >> > If the package is built on i386, it will contain the syslinux
> >> > recommends.
> >> > I tried this with one of my packages.
> >> 
> >> Isn't that what was intended in the first place?
> >> 
> > Because the package is arch-indep, one package is for 
> > all architectures. 
> > If you build the package on i386, you will have
> > a package recommending syslinux, but this will
> > also be installed to all other architectures (Architecture: all)
> My understanding is if it has architecture specific recommends or
> dependencies, it's not really architecture independent. The code
> itself can be but the package is not and would be better to have it as
> any.
The better way would be to modify dpkg to export these things
to the binary package, and ignoring all dependencies/etc not for
your arch at install-time.
I would also like to have an option to have a arch-independent package
installed only to a few architectures (in their packages files).
The result:
- Less work for the buildds
- Less stuff to mirror for the mirrors
Julian Andres Klode

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