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Re: Bug#26954: libpaper-1.0.3: control file with libpaper [libc5]

> i am not sure how to fix this bug.
> The problem here is that the debian/rules file builds the
> libpaper package only if the arch supports libc5 (i.e., i386 or m86k).
> Is it enough to change
> Architecture: any
> into
> Architecture: i386 m86k
> for the libpaper package in the debian/control file?
> > dpkg-deb: building package `libpaperg' in `../libpaperg_1.0.3-11_powerpc.deb'.
> >  dpkg-genchanges -B -mHartmut Koptein <koptein@et-inf.fho-emden.de>
> > dpkg-genchanges: arch-specific upload - not including arch-independent packages
> > dpkg-genchanges: error: package libpaper in control file but not in files list

Hi and thanks for your support!

No, it isn't enough for changing the Architecture field (btw: i think the old way is
a very good one). 

We have two possible ways (or you in this case):

1. dpkg-genchanges ignores this dependency from the control file and against the
   debian/files file
2. you split the control file into two parts, the libc5 and the libc6 one. Then 
   after asking for the architecture in debian/rules 

    if $arch == $old_one {
      cat  control.libc5  control.libc6 > control
      echo  control.libc6 > control

or similary to the xfree/debian/rules file:

# if your arch needs glibc1 compat support build, add it to this list
COMPAT_ARCHS=i486 m68k 

A:=$(shell dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture)
ifneq (,$(findstring $(A), $(COMPAT_ARCHS)))


I think the second one is the better one, because with the first one we will lost
some check mechanismen and many packages have already a section for building with
or without libc5 support. 

Sorry for this posting! Really!  But i/we[1] need a conclusion for this, and my
report to debian-devel was unsucessful. So i decide to report a bug against 
all packages with this behavior.

[1] i think this is for powerpc and arm. sparc has libc5 support?? 

Sorry and thanks,


 Hartmut Koptein                                       EMail:
 Friedrich-van-Senden-Str. 7                           koptein@et-inf.fho-emden.de
 26603 Aurich   
 Tel.: +49-4941-10390                                  koptein@debian.org

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