Re: Experimental ddeb support in debhelper and lintian
On 2015-04-11 07:14, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> Stretch is a two year time frame though, which makes me kinda sad. Thanks
>> for you effort though, keep up the amazing work! If I understand correctly, if
>> it would have been something for stretch, either A or B would have been
>> decided already and partly implemented, right?
> I believe we can implement this for Stretch if we wanted to. Unlike
> multi-arch, build-profiles (etc.), ddebs are already supported by our
> (14-days-from-now-new) stable release. Namely,
> * All the groundwork requirements (pkg:arch dependencies etc.) are
> already covered by previous efforts.
> - I.e. everything that would require a full-cycle for support are
> already done in time for Jessie
Hah, I take that inside the parentheses back. It seems that APT is
*not* very happy with the generated "pkg:arch" dependencies.
Fortunately, this syntax is not required for ddebs.
> * Known list of tools where support is (very) "nice-to-have", but not a
> strict blocker.
> - lintian - though people on d-mentors might disagree. ;)
> - reprepro and similar
> - others?
As noted on IRC, mentors.debian.net / debexpo will probably need to be
updated too (at least if we go the "ddebs" route).