Re: Discarding uploaded binary packages
On 17 October 2012 19:30, Christoph Egger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert <email@example.com> writes:
>> Its for after wheezy, definitely.
>> Also, there are some open issues to be solved for this to happen.
>> The most important is being able to deal with arch all packages. And
>> worse - arch all packages able to build only on certain architectures.
>> But thats outside dak and my area. Goto the buildd/wanna-build people to
>> help for that.
> Also remeber, there are packages like cmucl that can only be built by
> the same upstream release of itself and can currently survive in Debian
> because the maintainer can upload a bootstrapped binary package along
> the source
See Debian Policy 7.8 Additional source packages used to build the
binary - Built-Using 
Is exactly what should be used here. And the bootstrap package should
be uploaded into Debian, to facilitate downstream users and
distributions to bootstrap that package by themselves as well &
provide a clear lock-step build-deps.