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

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:05:28AM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> 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?

If you do it before you'd remove any alternative arch-specific deps,
so by doing it after you only remove the alternatives you don't care


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