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Re: Adding dependencies to e2fsprogs: libdevmapperr, libselinux and libsepoll

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:50:36PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 04:38:27PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > Actually, because of the e2fsck-static package, e2fsprogs has to have
> > > a build-depends on libselinux.  There doesn't seem to be a way to say,
> > > "except on non-Linux platforms" for a build-depends as far as I know,
> > > unfortunately.  Any suggested solutions?

> > List the linux platforms. It is more likely some new non-linux
> > platform shows up (like armeb, kfreebsd-amd64, ...) than a new linux
> > one.

> That's..... unspeakably horrible.

> What we really need is a separation between "OS" and "Architecture" as
> far as dpkg is concerned.

Yes, the dpkg maintainers have a patch to do that by extending the semantics
of the Architecture: field.  Other tools need to support the same extensions
before it can really be used, though.

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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