[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: dpkg-buildpackage now reorganizing debian/control Depends field??

On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> "Sergei Golovan" <sgolovan@nes.ru> writes:
> > Then having a unique, well-defined order of packages in Depends is a
> > good idea. If packages aren't sorted their order is undefined (not all
> > of the dependencies are added by hands, many of them come from
> > substitution variables). So, the order may change from build to build.
> > Since it is important for APT then this situation should be avoided.
> No. Just let's respect the control file order. If the maintainer has
> put it this way, and we follow it, we avoid this too.

No, Sergei is right. The order of packages within ${shlibs:Depends} is not
defined, you're not completely avoiding the problem by reverting the

> As I said, it's a know issue and we need to fix it however it would be
> nice to not get the problem worse changing the package dependencies
> ordering at build time, at least for now.

I won't revert anything unless you come up with some proof that this
causes severe issues that will disturb the lenny release process.

Raphaël Hertzog

Le best-seller français mis à jour pour Debian Etch :

Reply to: