[php-maint] Bug#614413: Bug#614413: Bug#614413: re buildd's resolver and package's build deps

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Thu Mar 17 14:07:34 UTC 2011

close 614413
thank you


thanks for heads-up. I am unable to keep up with debian-devel, so
thank you for the summary. This is a good news :). Closing the bug.


On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 13:09, Roger Leigh <rleigh at codelibre.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:56:59AM +0100, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> tags 614413 +wontfix
>> thank you
>> Hi,
>> just to reconfirm our position - I'm here with Sean and Raphael. (And
>> BTW: Roger, very good work on that report, we just don't agree with
>> the conclusion ;)).
> Hi Ondřej,
> That's fine.  I don't know if you saw the discussion on -devel and
> -policy, but I have since revised this opinion in light of the
> discussion, and this isn't a bug at all.  Feel free to close it
> entirely :)
> We subsequently adjusted the apt resolver to behave in the same way
> as the internal resolver; that is, it prunes all alternatives and
> only considers the first one, making it perfectly acceptable to use
> alternatives.  (The behaviour is configurable; aptitude considers all
> alternatives by default, so the alternatives can be used when building
> e.g. experimental and backports, but won't be used for unstable.)
> The only known difference now is that internal would skip the first
> alternative if any of the alternatives were already installed.  apt
> will still require the first to be present.  This difference will
> only be seen if building in a dirty build environment, and nowadays
> we use clean chroot snapshots so it won't be seen in practice.
> Regards,
> Roger
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