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Re: Bug#677865: dpkg-gencontrol warns about 'File::FcntlLock not available'

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 19:44:45 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:

> It is needed on NFS mounts, where the locks are going to be most needed,
> as it's easier to get into a situation that several uncoordinate remote
> systems are building the same thing in parallel, but those are also not
> portably detectable. And unfortunately this is now a Recommends only
> due to <http://bugs.debian.org/675947>, as it was causing issues when
> introduceing new perl ABI versions.
Does anyone actually do that?  (Build packages concurrently from the
same build directory on NFS)

> >  Yes, installing something in a pbuilder/cowbuilder chroot that isn't a
> > Build-Depends (or Depends of the base system) is a problem in the sense
> > that it somehow defeats the whole purpose of using a chroot for that in
> > the first place.  :)
> Well, it's still just a warning, would people feel less pestered if it
> was a simple info notice? I'd be fine with this immediate compromise
> for 1.17.10, and can queue a patch for that right now.
That would be just as annoying, as far as I'm concerned.


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