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Re: Mass bugfiling in preparation for multiarch

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 03:40:53PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> writes:
> > If you want to get some more multiarch ennemies, this is clearly the way
> > to go.
> >
> > The alternate method is to post a list to debian-devel, and when we have
> > a basic multiarch support, you may start thinking about filling bugs.
> > Not before.
> Well, regardless of the benefits for multiarch, library packages
> containing binaries that don't change names with different SONAMEs violate
> a Policy must at present.  So either they're RC bugs or Policy is wrong
> about the severity.
> It's a theoretical problem in libc6 in particular since the chances of
> libc6 changing SONAMEs again is low and there would be a lot of other work
> to have to do to deal with that apart from the binaries in /usr/bin, but
> the situation for other libraries is much more concrete.  I've already
> filed an RC bug about this in one other package that I ran into.  I think
> such bugs are fair game regardless of whether or not we're trying to
> implement multiarch (with the normal caveats about mass bug filing).
> If the file does change with SONAME, that's a different matter, and that
> part depends more on our multiarch direction.

Still mass filling bugs is not the solution here. As it see seems we like
policy and reference, let me quote the developer reference 7.2:

"Please use the programms dd-list and if appropriate whodepends (from
the package devscripts) to generate a list of all affected packages, and
include the output in your mail to <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>."

That's what I suggested.

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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