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Re: Depends clause of control

On Sat, 2006-08-26 at 20:26 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 08:00:22PM +1000, skaller wrote:
> > I have a package which says this:
> > 
> > Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, g++, ocaml-nox-${F:OCamlABI}
> > 
> > however this is wrong. If the arch supports native
> > code compiler, there is no dependency on Ocaml at all.
> > If the arch only supports bytecode, then ocaml_run is required
> If this is the case effectively, then have a look at the spamoracle package,
> which is the canonical example on how to package a bytecode/native code
> package.
> Basically, you generate a arch: all bytecode package and a arch: <list of
> native arches> native package.
> This way, you generate the bytecode package only once, and both the bytecode
> and the native code version is available on all arches which support native
> code, and the native code version is also prefered over the bytecode one.

However, wouldn't this only work if the package consisted ONLY
of a single executable?

Felix doesn't meet that condition. If the package was
'properly' factored it could meet that requirement, but at
this time it isn't: it also includes other stuff including
C++ code which is built into libraries and executables,
and they're arch dependent, irrespective of how the ocaml 
executables are built.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net

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