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Re: [opensuse-factory] Splitting deb?
  • From: Frank Lichtenheld <frank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:58:53 +0200
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2012/6/25 Marguerite Su <i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Michal Vyskocil <mvyskocil@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Just do not touch update-alternatives package, even if it's quite
inconvenient, this needs to be packages in separate spec to avoid huge
build loops in Factory.
I think most of our users also feel confused they have to install deb
package instead of dpkg/debhelper, because no one tends to read our
packaging wiki first if he already tried packaging once on

Although that is somewhat mitigated by the fact that deb provides dpkg
and debhelper.
So a "zypper install dpkg" should already do the right thing.

Why not bind update-alternative and dpkg together, instead of deb?
When I worked on that deb package, I saw those are actually built

See the note of Michal (cited at the top of this mail):
update-alternatives is packaged separately so that it can be built
early in a bootstrap cycle. dpkg has quite huge lists of
BuildRequires, some of which might require update-alternatives.

Frank Lichtenheld <frank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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