[Launchpad-dev] Considering change of Architecture: all builders for next release cycle

Scott Ritchie scottritchie at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 6 15:25:07 UTC 2014

Indeed, I am suggesting it should be automatic at this point.  Or we
genuinely do clean up the whole archive preemptively (and maybe make an
overrideable lintian warning about not declaring M-a for arch:all
packages).  If we do make it automatic Debian would need to go the same
way, and we would need to solve the inverse case of the interpretters as
well (a new M-a field for the exceptional packages?)

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 6 October 2014 03:29, Barry Warsaw <barry at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > On Oct 05, 2014, at 04:28 PM, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> >
> >>Would now also be a good time to look through the archive and assess the
> >>various arch:all packages that do not explicitly declare themselves as
> >>Multi-Arch:foreign (and thus not installable as dependencies of foreign
> >>architecture packages?)  Is there a reason for any such arch:all package
> to
> >>not declare this field at this point?
> >
> > If that were the case, why would it not just be automatic?
> >
> Original multi-arch spec did not resolve arch:specific transitive
> dependencies behind arch:all packages. For example, an arch:all
> python-foo which depends on python-pycurl needs not just
> any-architecture python-pycurl but the one that matches the
> architecture of the interpreter. There were further BOFs, discussions,
> proposals and solutions to this but I don't think this has been fully
> implemented for each interpreter yet.
> But in general, yes, e.g. all fonts, docs, locales, etc. packages
> should declare M-A:foreign
> --
> Regards,
> Dimitri.
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