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Re: Policy changes which completely break apt-cross


On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 04:11:15PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> FYI: This is a non-issue for apt-ma-emu. The libfoo-dev-arch-cross
> package will just depend on libfoo-dev-common or
> libfoo-whatever-arch-cross and pull them in too.

This means that we pull all the packages, then notice that there aren't
any files worth installing, and create an empty package to fulfill the

Obviously, this works, but is wasteful. My suggestion was to look ahead
using the Contents file, and terminate dependency resolution on the
first empty package. The latter is not entirely correct, but good


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