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Re: List of packages defining a RPATH on amd64 (differs from i386/lintian.d.o)

Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I suppose we could do something fancy where the archive is rebuilt in
>> the background, but gluck doesn't have a lot of spare cycles as it is,
>> and I'm not sure it's worth the effort at the moment to get coverage of
>> the remaining platforms.

> What about checking the amd64 packages by default?

I'm not sure that's better than checking i386 by default.  Each check
different things.  Right now, I would defend the chosen architecture for
the lintian checks on the grounds that it's the majority architecture
among our users.  If that changes, I'd be inclined to change lintian to

> a script could be written so those packages only available for i386 are
> also included (and probably the same could be done for the other archs).

A script could be written to do all kinds of things.  :)  It's not a bad
idea, but I don't personally have time to do it; I don't think it's a high
priority compared to the other things already taking up my lintian time.
But if someone else wants to work on it (and probably on rewriting the
reporting harness in the process, and maybe fixing the long-standing
limitation in lintian that prevents it from checking contrib and
non-free), I'd be happy to review it.

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

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