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Re: Bootstrapping: list of 81 self-cycles in Debian Sid

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 08:28:15PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> Is there anything we can add to debcheck or the PTS to encourage
>> maintainers to help break these cycles by adding build profiles and or
>> cross-compilation info?
> It seems to be premature to add build profiles to packages, as the initially
> proposed implementation (separate fields) has been vetoed in favor of one
> that requires extending the syntax of Build-Depends in a way that will take
> time for our parsers to catch up to.  (Indeed, AFAIK none of the parsers of
> Build-Depends currently in the archive currently support the new proposed
> syntax.)

Yes, obviously it is too early right now but it would be nice to start
work on implementing that.



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