Bug#2500: emacs and architecture dependencies
Juergen Menden writes ("Bug#2500: emacs and architecture dependencies"):
> i'm not sure if this is better or worse. what is the advantage
> of adding such a field in the control file?
It allows dpkg to prevent you from installing a package intended for
one architecture on a system which has a different architecture.
Doing this by mistake could make your system badly broken ...
The control file architecture name should be the one printed by
PS: Ian Murdock removed from the CC list.