Re: Adding dependencies to e2fsprogs: libdevmapperr, libselinux and libsepoll
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
> 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.
Use it, watch what breaks and supply patches to affected parties.