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Re: architecture limitation question

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:46:22 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [Goswin von Brederlow]
> > On the other hand limiting the architectures in debian/control has no
> > effect at all for buildds (or wanna-build). The relevant file would
> > be the Packages-Arch-Specific file.
> I've heard this for years.  Why do we have an Architecture: field at
> all, instead of just Arch-Specific: yes or no?

Because in some cases, not all architectures build the same subset of
binary packages.  The architecture field lets the packaging tools know
what debs to build.


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