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Re: Packages violating policy 8.2

Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li> writes:

> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 07:56:54PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> writes:
>> > I don't see why this could be a problem for multiarch. The library is
>> > only used by the binary which is the same package, so they are always
>> > in sync.
>> libfoo:i386 contains
>> /usr/bin/foo
>> /usr/i486-linux-gnu/lib/libfoo.so.0
>> libfoo:amd64 contains
>> /usr/bin/foo
>> /usr/x86_64-linux-gnu/lib/libfoo.so.0
>> When both get installed dpkg will complain about trying to overwrite
>> /usr/bin/foo.
> Surely you're just pushing this out to libfoo-bin:i386 contains
> /usr/bin/foo and likewise libfoo-bin:amd64 and getting the conflict
> there.
> How do you resolve that?
> Simon

You would be able to install libfoo:i386, libfoo:amd64 and either
libfoo-bin:i386 or libfoo-bin:amd64. Now if you have packages bar and
baz that "Depend: libfoo" you can install both bar:i386 and baz:amd64.

Without the split package this would not be possible.


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