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Bug#545381: edos-builddebcheck: Always consider built-essential packages installable


Am Freitag, den 27.11.2009, 09:05 +0100 schrieb Stefano Zacchiroli:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 07:31:08PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > Ignoring older packages is also not correct. If an Arch: any package
> > with an older version has a strict dependency on an Arch: all package
> > which is still available, apt will happily install them if you try to
> > install the Arch:any package and will refuse to install the newer
> > Arch:all package if you would try that AFAIK.
> That's clear, but I though that was _intended_, for what concerns the
> build. A rationale for that is that the older package will vanish soon,
> it is there only temporarily, so it is pointless to build other packages
> against it: it will just postpone (potential) build problems.
> Wasn't that the rationale of the patch in the first place?

I think I didn’t give it too much thought back than. I just noticed that
edos-debcheck would mark a package as bd-installable when the buildd’s
were not able to install the dependencies. I can’t recall the exact

Why don’t you just remove the patch and see what breaks, then we’ll have
examples to discuss :-)


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