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Re: Bug#687001: ITP: optional-dev -- fake (empty) dev package


On 08.09.2012 13:06, Simon McVittie wrote:
> It would perhaps make more sense if there was a way for the libchamplain
> maintainer to nominate excluded architectures, so empathy could say
> something like:
>     Build-Depends: libchamplain-...-dev |
>                    champlain-unavailable-on-this-arch

As Adam previously said: buildds do not resolve alternatives. They use
the first dependency or fail to build from source if it isn't available.
Dmitry's proposal has the same problem. Thus, any "Build-Depends: A | B"
does not work for buildds if A is not installable.

The rationale is, that builds should unconditionally result in the same
binary package (I guess).

with kind regards,
Arno Töll
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