On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 01:08:51PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: > And although for the most part the roll-out of multiarch is intended to be > backwards-compatible and a smooth transition, there are two small extensions > required to the package relationship fields in order to deploy a full > multiarch stack in the archive. The archive software doesn't need to > *support* these extensions in the context of a self-hosting port, but > anything that parses deps or build-deps (dak?, sbuild, wanna-build) should > recognize these extensions and strip them off: > > - Depends: foo:any - an extension used to declare that foo of any > architecture satisfies the dependency. The archive and official > autobuilders should treat this as equivalent to 'Depends: foo'. sbuild switched to using Dpkg::Deps for parsing dependencies; we would ideally want an equivalent to Dpkg::Deps::reduce_arch() to do the stripping (if reduce_arch wasn't the appropriate place to do it already). This saves us from reimplementing yet another parser, and it getting outdated; we currently use it for stripping dependencies not needed for the build's architecture. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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