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:
> > 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.
It's also worth remembering that the packaged refused to install, and
the reporter forced it to anyway. So there was at least some warning.
The preinst can easily verify minimum kernel version, which is probably
a better solution. We don't require Debian-built kernels, so can't
reliably just conflicts on the package.