Thursday, 28 February 2019

Re: arch triplet: "-" <> "_"

Hi Andreas,

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 02:08:29PM -0300, Andreas Hasenack wrote:
> I'm working on the talloc package, and it installs this file when
> building python3 bindings:

> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

> I can't put that literally in a d/<pkg>.install file, because of the
> architecture. The path component after usr/lib can be replaced by "*",
> but using "*" for the bit in the filename seems it could match
> something else by mistake:

> usr/lib/*/libpytalloc-util.cpython-37m-*.so.*

> So I thought about using dh-exec, just like
> suggests, but that didn't work.

> The silly problem is that the triplet x86_64-linux-gnu as a directory
> is not the same triplet used in the filename: x86_64-linux-gnu !=
> x86-64-linux-gnu ("-" vs "_")

> Is there a neat solution to this, other than using "*" for the architecture?

No, since x86-64-linux-gnu is not a standard name for the architecture. I
would suggest that you instead simply use the dh-exec substitution for the
first part of the path, and a glob for the second:


That should minimize any false-positive matches of the glob.

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