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Re: Bug#344538: hppa dependency problems on build of pdns

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 12:24:47PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> > Historically such
> > problems were unpleasantly frequent on buildds due to a combination of buggy
> > postrm scripts, and a bug in dpkg's rollback support when calling dpkg
> > --purge for a package in the "installed" state.  I believe the dpkg bug is
> > fixed now, but a) I could be wrong, and b) there may be other bugs in the
> > world.

> Ah - can you point me to something to read about this?

The dpkg changelog, maybe.

> How can it be architecture-specific, or host-specific?

It almost certainly wouldn't be.  But it's quite possible for a different
combination of package versions (with different maintainer script bugs) to
be used on different autobuilders at a given moment.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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