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Re: Upcoming FTPMaster meeting

On 02/14/2011 08:39 AM, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Guillem Jover wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 11:33:10 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> Since there is no support for auto-building arch-independent binaries
>>> I would hope that throwing away developer built debs would also apply
>>> to arch-independent packages, IIRC that was part of the proposal.
>>> There was talk of a Build-Architecture field for Architecture: all
>>> stuff that can only be built on certain architectures (firmware,
>>> bootloaders etc where there is no cross-compiler available).
>> Using Build-Architecture would be a workaround, it should not be
>> needed once multiarch is in place and those packages are built for
>> their respective architectures.
> While technically true, this can be discussed. I can imagine that you
> might not want to configure multiarch on your system just because you
> need some bootloaders files (e.g. syslinux-common in a CD build process).
> Using multi-arch to solve this problem means changing the package from
> arch: all to arch: i386 (or the specific arch set that you're interested
> in).

Build-Architecture would be used by the buildd network to see on which
buildds the package can be built, so I don't get the "it's no problem
once it's built" as that is a chicken-and-egg problem...



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