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Re: List of packages which should probably be Architecture: all

Hubert Chathi <uhoreg@debian.org> writes:

> Maybe you want to make this into a lintian test?

The reason not to do a general lintian test is exactly...

> This package only contains data files (makefile snippets, shell scripts,
> etc.), but the contents of the data files vary depending on what
> architecture it was built on, since it needs to control building for the
> right environment.

...that.  It's very hard for lintian to rule out false positives here.
Other examples include header files with architecture-specific defines or
data types.

lintian does already have a few checks in this area for specific types of
packages.  Another check that would generally be valid would be to flag
any package that only installs files in /usr/share but is arch: any.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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