[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#587875: mc: Please remove type-handling dependency

Jakub Wilk jwilk at debian.org
Sun Feb 26 23:14:04 UTC 2012

A while ago a patch was applied to fix this bug, but then it was 
promptly reverted, because there were some doubts if our infrastructure 
was ready for architecture wildcards.

There are no such doubts anymore: architecture wildcards are used by 
hundreds of packages. Please drop the build-dependency on not+linux-gnu 
and use architecture wildcards instead.

Moreover, the last mc release (3:4.8.1-1) changed the build-dependency 

libgpm-dev | type-handling | not+linux-gnu

I don't know could be the possible rationale for such alternative, but 
this is completely wrong.

Jakub Wilk

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