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Re: Arch:all package depending on package that isn't Arch:any

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:12:08 +0000
Matthew Johnson <mjj29@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed Jan 14 19:56, Neil Williams wrote:
> > > The problem with both of these is that if acpid starts working on ppc as
> > > well you have to transition acpi-support-base. Ideally the solution
> > > shouldn't require an upload to acpi-support-base when the architectures
> > > of its dependencies change.
> > 
> > Depends whether the Arch:all package is built from the same source as
> > the Arch:any [restricted] package. If so (as with this specific
> > example), then the upload problem goes away.
> > 
> > Sounds like we need some figures and real data on this issue.
> In some cases it's a non-problem, yes, but it a lot it won't be, so I'd
> still be in favour of a solution  which doesn't transition the other
> package.

It also still allows acpi-support-base to be installed on
un-supported architectures (at which point it will just waste space).

There does need to be a better solution, I agree.


Neil Williams

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