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Re: Issues on porting libnl

On Sat, 2011-04-16 at 10:07 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, le Sat 16 Apr 2011 09:52:22 +0200, a écrit :
> > I took a quick look at libnl (1.1-6) since it had a lot of reverse
> > dependencies, both build and binary. However, most of the include files
> > refer to linux/*.h. Any chance to ever get that package ported?  
> libnl means netlink, which is a linux-specific thing.
> We could implement the interface, but applications using it will only
> assume linux-specific interfaces behind (bluetooth, quota, hostap,
> wireless), so they will just not work. It's probably better to disable
> the libnl dependency in the corresponding packages (if they can
> still build after that).  When doing so, propose [linux-any], not
> [!hurd-i386], since kfreebsd has the same issue. Notably, openscap
> already has the libnl-dev [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64], simply
> requeset [linux-any] instead.

Wouldn't it be easier to create a dummy package, hosted at debian-ports,
providing the interface to solve the dependency problems? 

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