Re: Source compliance for D-I build dependencies: follow-up
* Mark Hymers [Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:34:13 +0000]:
> The other option, which I've been thinking about for a while, would be
> to allow binary packages (deb or udeb) to declare a field such as:
> Source-Depends: foo (= 1.2-1)
> We could then teach dak to hang on to source packages for as long as
> they're still referenced by any binary package, thus making all this
> much easier.
Interesting. It's even more interesting because we have other packages
than d-i in need of this, eg. linux-modules-extra. (Though here the
issue is more complex, because the modules have an accompanying
userspace that shouldn't get much out of sync for things to work.)
> That's a post-lenny discussion though, but possibly worth considering on
> another list somewhere.
Definitely, thanks for bringing it up.
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