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Re: massive bug report to replace "!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386" kludges with dpkg wildcards

I forgot to CC debian-hurd, please follow-up there too.

2011/7/16 Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>:
> Title and template description (below) is self-explanatory.  156
> packages are affected (list is attached).
> Package: %package%
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: kfreebsd
> The debian/control file in %package% uses a negated list of architectures
> to specify a package relationship (most likely Build-Depends) on a
> Linux-specific package.  I.e. something like:
>  Build-Depends: libfoo-dev [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386]
> This is problematic because it will fail for any future kfreebsd-* or hurd-*
> architecture (like the upcoming kfreebsd-mipsel port).  The correct way
> would be to use dpkg architecture wildcards, e.g.:
>  Build-Depends: libfoo-dev [linux-any]
> Please consider making this adjustment to make life easier for future
> porting efforts.
> --
> Robert Millan

Robert Millan

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