[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#634465: shadow: debian/control uses hardcoded list of non-Linux architectures

Robert Millan rmh at debian.org
Mon Jul 18 14:12:05 UTC 2011

Package: shadow
Severity: wishlist
User: debian-devel at lists.debian.org
Usertags: linux-any

The debian/control file in shadow 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.


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