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Re: [MBF]: Building arch:all and arch:any without build-{arch,indep} targets


On Sun, 2016-04-03 at 17:29:32 +0000, Niels Thykier wrote:
> The targets are "officially" mandatory and have been since 3.9.4
> (released in September 2012).  Currently lintian and dpkg still forgive
> their absence to avoid auto-rejects and FTBFS bugs.
>   However, Guillem and I would like to get the remaining packages
> updated sooner rather than later (notably dpkg has a hack to support the
> old packages, which we would like to drop).
> As there are still about 1600 packages affected by this issue[1], we
> would like to start smaller:
>  * We propose a mass bug filing against all packages *without* either
>    build-{arch,indep}  targets, which build *both* arch:all and
>    architecture dependent packages.
>    - The set of affected packages is currently 99[2].

Niels handled this some time ago.

>  * After the deadline for fixing this, dpkg would be able to drop the
>    hack for any source package building both arch:all and arch:any
>    packages.
>  * Proposed deadline: June 1st 2016
>    - Assuming 14 days to review this mass bug filing, we would file the
>      bugs on the 18th of April.  This would leave a bit over a month for
>      packages to be fixed.

This has happened now with the upload of dpkg 1.18.8.


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