[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#676686: Bug#676686: libxslt1.1: libxslt1.1 binNMU broke multi-arch installability

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Jun 9 00:30:40 UTC 2012

On Sat, 09 Jun 2012, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 04:36:40AM +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
> > Does this mean M-A:same packages should be prevented from being
> > binNMUed, but only source upload can be accepted?
> You cannot deprive the Release Team of this tool. Also multiarch bugs are IMHO

Indeed, we cannot.  But there has never been a need to, anyway.

We'd just have to teach the tool to binNMU all arches when the target
package would need it due to multiarch.  Release team requests a binNMU of a
package for some arch, the tool notices it has to do them all because of
multi-arch constraints, and replicates the request for all other arches.

This is even listed in Ubuntu's MultiarchSpec wiki package...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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