Bug#387299: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#387299: external class under /usr/share/cdbs/ && modular control generation

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Fri Sep 15 06:30:03 UTC 2006

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Issue 1: packages installing stuff under /usr/share/cdbs/

That is no problem.

> Issue 2: modular generation of debian/control

I'm not a fan of the debian/control generation, and I would rather try 
to get rid of it than expand it.  But that's just my personal opinion.

> A feature request I had for ocaml.mk is to be able to generate
> debian/control from debian/control.in substituting a stamp in the
> Architecture field with the list of architectures supporting ocaml
> native compilation.

I don't know if that would really be necessary.  If an architecture is 
not supported, then the buildds will set the architecture to Dep-Wait.  
There is nothing you should need to do.

I think the Architecture field should be seen more in a conceptual way, 
like "lilo only works on i386", but *not* in a way 
like "postgresql-pljava does not work on mips" because no one has 
ported the java compiler to mips yet.

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