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Re: [buildd-tools-devel] re buildd's resolver and package's build deps

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 22:40:52 +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:

> From discussion on IRC earlier this evening, it looks like the most
> pragmatic approach will be to get the apt and aptitude sbuild
> resolvers to strip the alternatives (after arch reduction), which
> will make them behave pretty much exactly like the old internal
> resolver, but without its bugs.  This will leave maintainers free to
> use alternative dependencies, but like now they will be ignored.
> What we can do though, is make the use of alternatives configurable
> in sbuild, so you will be able to make use of them when building for
> other suites e.g. backports.  This will disable the stripping.
What's the purpose of doing this after arch reduction?


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