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Re: Adding Install-Architecture to debian/control

Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org> writes:

> Currently, we have Architecture to specify supported Architectures.
> The problem are packages containing arch-indep content, but are only
> useful on specific architectures (e.g. ndisgtk on i386 and amd64) and/or
> need dependencies only available on these architectures. This means that
> the package would be arch-dep.
> I would like to add a field called Install-Architecture (or similar),
> which lists the architectures the package should be installed in,
> i.e. added to the Packages file.
> Such a field would allow us to make packages like ndisgtk arch-indep,
> while installing them only into the architectures specified in
> Install-Architecture.
> This could reduce needed disk space, reduce the work for the buildds and
> many other things.

This would be useful for kernel module source that will only build on a
subset of the architectures that Debian supports as well.

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

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