library packages and Debian

David Roundy droundy at
Sat Sep 13 13:19:53 EDT 2003

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 10:38:32AM +0100, Ross Paterson wrote:
> [rather Debian-specific, I'm afraid]


> Would the following work?
> - one source package per library package, generating a binary package
>   for each compiler (and each architecture).  Debian maintainer for the
>   package gets it working with each compiler, and records dependencies
>   on specific version numbers of each compiler in the control file.
>   (Maybe there are compiler- and architecture-independent packages too.)

No.  Debian only allows build-depends on a per-source package basis, so
this would mean that the library would be restricted to platforms on which
all haskell compilers exist.
David Roundy

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