[Pkg-bazaar-maint] To arch:any or not to arch:any

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Tue Aug 14 20:31:48 UTC 2007

Hi dato,

Thanks for planning for this, sorry it has taken me so long to respond.

On (31/07/07 17:17), Adeodato Simó wrote:
> Hello guys.
> The next Bazaar release, 0.19, will be the first to include C extensions
> via Pyrex, and the packaging will have to ship them somehow. I'd like to
> receive input in a couple of issues:
>   * I was planning on moving bzr from arch:all to arch:any. However this
>     makes the package loose the nice property of the same package being
>     (TTBOMK) installable without rebuilding it in any Debian/Ubuntu
>     distribution supporing pycentral.

I would say take the easy route and make it arch:any. The separation
could always be done later if it seems the change will make a big

>   * At the moment bzrlib is available under all installed Python
>     versions, not only the default version: pycentral takes care of
>     that. I doubt much people are using bzrlib with a non-default python
>     version (let alone using bzrlib outside from bzr), but I'd still
>     like to ship compiled extension for all available python versions.
>     Anybody object to that?

That sounds good to me.

> That said, I'm volunteering to make the necessary packaging changes for
> 0.19~rc1.

Great, does this still stand? I'm just about to release 0.90~rc1 now.



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