Re: Summary: dpkg shared / reference counted files and version match
On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 17:35 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I think we have to do something saner with changelog files eventually
> regardless, but I'm curious: how did Ubuntu deal with the binNMU problem
> that Guillem identified? If you binNMU a library on amd64 but not on
> i386, as near as I can tell that's going to make the library not work for
> multiarch until the next sourceful upload, no? I think Ubuntu has
> binNMUs; haven't you run into this issue?
Unless something's changed recently, Ubuntu doesn't have binNMUs in the
same way Debian does. Instead, they have "no change" source uploads
with rebuilds on all architectures. There have been discussions of
introducing binNMUs - see
https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/245594 for example. It wasn't
entirely clear to me from the surrounding discussions I found whether
the remaining reasons that it hasn't been implemented are technical or
simply because no-one's done the work.