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Re: First steps towards source-only uploads

On Fri, 2014-08-15 at 11:27:00 +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> Quoting Guillem Jover (2014-08-13 13:48:11)
> > On Tue, 2014-08-12 at 13:27:38 +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> > > There are also other problems that need to be eventually addressed: as far
> > > as I know there are some source packages producing arch:all binaries that
> > > cannot be built on all architectures. A Build-Architecture-Indep field was
> > > proposed to indicate where it should be built in this case[1], but for now
> > > I think we can require that maintainers have to upload the arch:all
> > > packages in this case.
> > 
> > I think all proposed field names in that thread are rather confusing.
> > In Debian packaging lingo build means several things, it can mean at
> > least the build machine (!= host machine), or it can mean the act of
> > building.
> > 
> > In the case of Build-Depends style fields, it's referring to the act
> > of building, but Architecture is related to the host system/compiler,
> > so mixing the different meanings would be messy, think for example
> > about cross-compiling.
> But is the question not *on* which architecture arch:all packages are built,
> and would the term "build" in Build-Architecture-Indep thus not be correct in
> both of its meanings (as "the architecture I'm building *on*" as well as "the
> act of building")?

Exactly, that was precisely my point, thus why this would be very
confusing. (I guess I didn't make myself clear enough :)


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