apt cross-build-dep handling for arch:all
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666772 has been
pending for some time now.
This is about whether arch:all packages should be treated as implictly
MA: foreign when considering build-deps (as opposed to actually
marking it so in every package).
This has been enabled in Ubuntu for a year or so and makes multiarch
cross-building work a lot better. It didn't cause any problems that I
am aware of, and I'm wondering if there is any reason not to do this
in Debian too?
It would make the lives of anyone actually using this stuff
The only issue that might make one conservative about this is that we
don't yet have a solution to the 'perl-module' problem of transitive
arch-dependencies (XS-module -> arch:all module -> XS module), but I
can't actually see why the above change would impede solutions to the
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