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

On 2016-07-06 02:51 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:

> 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.

It seems that 82 packages are still affected[1].

>>  * 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.

Anyone volunteering to upgrade the severity of those 82 bugs to serious?


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=arch-all-and-any-missing-targets;users=niels@thykier.net

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