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Re: architecture wildcards, type-handling, etc.

Peter Eisentraut <petere@debian.org> (13/05/2009):
> The latter two approaches have obvious flaws, but it seems that no one is using 
> the built-in dpkg approach.  Is there anything wrong with it?  Are people just 
> not aware of it?

People might be using the following, which is slightly better than
listing every Linux architectures:
| Build-Depends: libcap2-dev [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386]

> Partial answer: pbuilder doesn't support that style yet, so you can't build 
> packages that way (bug #363193).

dpkg folks haven't been advocating their use, either.


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