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Re: Removal of not+kfreebsd and linux-gnu dependency, bugs already filled

[Sebastian Andrzej Siewior]
> Since Debian-Policy 3.9.0 architecture wild cards are allowed so this
> dependency would become
>  libudev-dev (>= 0.139) [linux-any]
> and the type-handling aliases (which are hack according to #585767)
> could go. Based on this and the fact that some packages are already
> using them I filled some bugs [0].

Policy only allows these wildcards for the build-time fields.  In
libgnomevfs2-dev (subject of bug 587877), it is a regular Depends:, and
your wildcard solution will not work.

Unless, that is, dpkg-gencontrol expands the wildcard appropriately at
build time - but I don't think it does.
Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/

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