Re: multiarch: dependency-oriented vs package-oriented
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:30:33PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >> Moreover, this is not the only exception. Thousands of desktop and server
> >> packages that contains executable binaries (applications) compiled from
> >> C/C++/Pascal/etc. also have arch-dependent reverse dependencies - packages
> >> with debug info, '-dbg' ones. So, they are not 'Multi-Arch: foreign' too.
> > First, why do these packages need to be cross-installed? If they don't need
> > to be, then there's no reason to set the Multi-Arch field on them at all.
> I want zsh for be "Multi-Arch: foreign" so zomg:i386 and
> flowscan:amd64 can be installed. But then zsh:amd64 and zsh-dbg:i386
> would be installable, which clearly does not give functional debugging
All well and good that you want this, but both zomg and flowscan are
arch:any packages present on both architectures. I don't see any compelling
reason to support this case on the first pass (i.e., make this supportable
in squeeze without incompatible changes to Depends:), this looks like a
wishlist request and not something critical - as is, say, getting rid of
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