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Re: Packages violating policy 8.2

On 5/21/06, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
For multiarch this will be an inconvenience though as people might
want to install both 32bit and 64bit of a -dev package. For such small
scripts spliting them into extra packages seems wrong but then you
have to use alternatives or similar to avoid conflicts.

Hmm, if a program to be compiled requires libfoo and libbar, and the
user  has installed libfoo32-dev and libbar64-dev, where is the error
going to be picked up? Are the -dev package actually architecture

I'd suggest pkgconfig could be used to fix this, except that the
--libs produces too much rubbish to be truly useful (see Bug#340904).
But if it worked correctly, you could add a --arch flags there to
ensure you get the right version.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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