[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#634807: Bug#634807: lirc: debian/control uses hardcoded list of non-Linux architectures

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Tue Jan 3 16:28:17 UTC 2012

tags 634807 + pending


On Tuesday 03 January 2012, Robert Millan wrote:
> Package: lirc
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-devel at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: linux-any
> The debian/control file in lirc uses a negated list of architectures
> to specify a package relationship (most likely Build-Depends) on a
> Linux-specific package.  I.e. something like:
>  Build-Depends: libfoo-dev [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386]
> This is problematic because it will fail for any future kfreebsd-* or hurd-*
> architecture (like the upcoming kfreebsd-mipsel port).  The correct way
> would be to use dpkg architecture wildcards, e.g.:
>  Build-Depends: libfoo-dev [linux-any]
> Please consider making this adjustment to make life easier for future
> porting efforts.

Thanks for the notice, I've committed an according patch to svn[1].

I can't give an ETA for an upload at this moment, because we need to 
debug issues with devices exposing both an RC_CORE and lirc interface
to userspace first, but it's supposed to get uploaded relatively soon
and definately in time for wheezy.

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

[1]	http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-lirc-changes/2012-January/000573.html
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