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Re: dpkg-shlibdeps (was Re: Cannot install HURD: bsdutils missing)

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 05:43:33PM -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> Ah thanks Jeff, very interesting.  Looks like this has been an issue for
> quite awhile. 

Bet on it.  From the very first beginnings (eg, four years ago).

> Any idea when this (with whatever logic) is this going to
> get merged into the upstream dpkg-dev binary package?

No. See

I don't know what to do to get a reply.  Maybe write a patch as I see

> on this issue revealed other ports having problems too.  I don't know if
> this fix is universal.

No, it is an ugly hack.

> I wouldn't think it would be too hard to merge.

It wouldn't be too hard to do the right thing.

> Yet I guess we are still in a freeze waiting for the Woody security
> infrastructure issues to get worked out et al.

I think there is a development branch in dpkg CVS.


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