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Re: Policy changes which completely break apt-cross

+++ Neil Williams [2010-07-01 19:13 +0100]:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:34:35 +0100
> Wookey <wookey@wookware.org> wrote:
> > So the change is that not all the development files need to be in the
> > -dev package, but could be in packages depended on by -dev.
> > 
> > This does break the convenient dependency-resolution shortcut that
> > apt-cross uses to work out what needs to be downloaded.
> True.
> > However if there is a good reason for this change then this just
> > highlights what we already know - which is that we need a smarter
> > cross-dependency resolution tool.

I asked Russ Allbery where this came from and was told:

The primary intent was to allow people to split architecture-independent                              
header files out of the -dev package.                             
http://bugs.debian.org/347581 is the discussion.  Please do open a bug                                
against Policy if this ends up breaking something not anticipated in
the discussion.                            

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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