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Re: Bug#223547: Libc6 2.3.2.ds1-10 breaks system functionality on mipsel

On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 08:43:14PM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 06:45:18PM +0100, Massimo Cetra wrote:
> > The bug report has been closed. 
> > What about adding a notice, a "conflicts" or a "dependencies" to the
> > .deb package?
> > 
> > It should at least warn before causing problems.
> The reason is quite simple - the Cobalts are not yet an officially
> supported subarchitecture in Debian. We are working on it, but before
> they can get officially supported, a bunch of Cobalt-specific issues
> must be resolved.
> The glibc packagers cannot define a "conflicts" against a kernel
> package which does not exist yet.

Conflicts on kernel packages are a dubious idea anyway: kernel packages
you happen to have installed don't necessarily correspond to what you're
running, and you don't have to use kernel packages at all. They are
therefore both annoying and unreliable, which is not the best

libc's preinst has some uname checks in place of such conflicts.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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