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Re: Multiarch file overlap summary and proposal

Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> writes:
> On 2012-02-14 07:43, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> [...]
>> * Lintian should recognize arch-qualified override files, and multiarch:
>>   same packages must arch-qualify their override files.  debhelper
>>   assistance is desired for this.
>> [...]

> I have no problem with Lintian accepting arch-qualified override files,
> but I do not see the "strict" (i.e. "must") requirement[1].  Lintian
> already allows you to do arch-specific overrides and 2.5.5 will even
> allow architecture wildcards as well[2].

Ah, yes, you're right, that's a good point.  If you use architecture
restrictions in the overrides, then you can install the same override file
on all architectures, so this doesn't need to be dealt with immediately
(if at all; we only have to do this if we want to support installing
different override files per architecture, which isn't strictly

> [1] Exception being compressed override files, but of the 161 override
> files on my system not a single one of them are compressed.

I don't think we ever told anyone Lintian could support compressed
override files.  In fact, I didn't know it could.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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