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Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow writes ("Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support"):
>> Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
>> > One thing which no-one yet seems to have suggested is to have
>> > multiarch:same packages put the changelog in a filename which is
>> > distinct for each architecture.  (It wouldn't have to be the triplet;
>> > the shorter Debian arch would do.)  Perhaps there are obvious reasons
>> > (which I have missed) why this is a terrible idea, but it seems to me
>> > that it's something we should consider.
>> Or dpkg could do that for you. At least for files in /usr/share/doc when
>> there is a collision.
> Urgh, I think this is a really ugly idea, compared to just having the
> packages contain the arch-specific filenames.  After all a
> multiarch:same package knows that it is, and can DTRT.
> Ian.

Changing the name in the package would break tools that rely on the
name (like packages.debian.org extracting the Changelog). Also ugly.


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