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

reassign 436650 syslinux
retitle 436650 Please build (at least a subset of) syslinux for all arches

On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 12:58:52PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
>Package: debian-cd
>Severity: important
>Version: 3.0.2
>User: debian-release@lists.debian.org
>Usertags: goal-recommends
>debian-cd has a recommends on syslinux, which is not available on all
>plattforms. since we want to install recommends by default in lenny,
>this needs to be addressed. the easiest way would be to change the
>recommends into a Recommends:  hfsutils, netpbm, syslinux [amd64 i386]. 

No, not at all. Debian-cd is explicitly designed to run on all
architectures. The Recommends: packages are used when building CDs for
specific architectures, but should be available on all. In the case of
syslinux, the boot-{i386,amd64} scripts don't need anything specific
for those architectures, they just call ppmtolss16 to convert some
graphics. The best way to fix this bug would be to build syslinux on
other arches too, or alternatively to split ppmtolss16 et al. into
another binary-any package. Hence I'm reassigning appropriately.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
 English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on
 occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
 unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."  -- James D. Nicoll

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