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

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 02:29:33PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
>> Is the problem that you use apt-get to install the current version, and 
>> then check what you got? Because you can't tell apt-get to install
>> at least version X else fail?
> Yes, that's how it works currently.
> Since this also makes autobuilding experimental harder, work is being
> done to use ``apt-cache policy'' output to determine whether the right
> version of a package is available and break off if not, but it's still
> got some bugs (including situations where the build is broken off
> because sbuild (incorrectly) thinks the right version of a package isn't
> available).

apt-get build-dep should be improved to be buildd useable
instead. It's is wastefull to have two seperate and differently buggy
implementations floating around.

Improving apt-get instead of sbuild since that is already doing a
better job at detecting missing things and since users use it too.


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