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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ...

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 07:52:57AM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 02:29:33PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Why do the build servers install all the dependencies only to find out
> > that some installed versions are insufficient for the build?
> Because the current buildd system is outdated in the meanwhile. It should be
> replaced by a new framework. 
> > Surely this can be determined _before_ installing the dependencies?
> > No new information is available after install that wasn't available
> > before.
> Bastian Blank worked on a database that handles all these build-deps on the
> central wanna-build replacement. The idea is to give out just those packages

Even that sounds too complicated. Really, each buildd can work this out
on its own. Given the current packages files, determine whether you can
meet all the dependencies.

I think 'apt-get build-dep' does exactly this.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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