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

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:30:05AM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> I've now implemented this with the attached patch.  If you are happy
> with this behaviour, I'll commit it.  Those six lines are equivalent
> to about 300 in the internal resolver!  With this change made, would
> you be OK to consider moving over to the apt resolver on the buildds?
> At this point it's pretty much identical in every way that matters,
> certainly from empirical testing.

Apart from the usual "stuff will break when we merge the branch" issue, yes.
And buildd needs to get some touches to support resolve-alternatives.

(The backwards compatible way would be, for buildd, resolve-alternatives=true
for resolver=aptitude and false and resolver=apt for the case where none's
specified, i.e. previously internal.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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