Re: Proposal for Lenny: Please avoid duplicated changelogs for binary packages sharing the same source package
Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 2) multiarch has a problem with changelogs in library packages. It
> must be possible to insall libc6:i386 and libc6:amd64. If both contain
> /usr/share/doc/libc6/changelog then that gives a file conflict in
> dpkg. Having the changelog in libc6-common beautifully solves this
> problem and avoids having to special case this in dpkg.
There is one more catch to add here: The same library can be installed
in different versions for the different arches. IMHO this makes it
impossible for them to really share the same file.
I think the possibly cleanest solution is to install the docs in
directories with an arch specific suffix, e.g. doc/libc6_i386 and
doc/libc6_amd64. The debhelper scripts could do that for multiarch
But, what do you do with conflicting man pages?
How is multiarch coming along?