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Re: Bug#922643: ITP: build-alternative -- helper to build Debian package with diet libc




Dmitry Bogatov wrote:

[2019-02-21 00:00] Guillem Jover <guillem@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2019-02-18 at 19:37:38 +0000, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Dmitry Bogatov <KAction@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name     : build-alternative
   Version          : 0.0.1
   Upstream Author  : Dmitry Bogatov <KAction@xxxxxxxxxx>
* Url              : https://salsa.debian.org/kaction/build-alternative
* Licenses         : GPL-3+
   Programming Lang : shell
   Section          : devel

  This package provide makefile snippet, that abstract away
  several issues, related to building package with diet libc.
  .
   * diet libc is not supported on every Debian architecture
   * code to check for build profiles is repetive
  .
  Regular users do not need to install this package, it is only
  useful to Debian Contributors.

Hmm this package name looks extremely generic for what it is described
to be used for. Could you name it something else that includes either
dietlibc in its name or at least libc or similar?

I do not exclude, that it may include support for musl for future. I am
not sure, whether overly generic name now is worse then misleading
source package name in future.

Reading the description and the objections, maybe a name like "alternate-libc-build-helpers"?

-kgd