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Adding Install-Architecture to debian/control

Currently, we have Architecture to specify supported Architectures.

The problem are packages containing arch-indep content, but are only useful
on specific architectures (e.g. ndisgtk on i386 and amd64) and/or need
dependencies only available on these architectures. This means that the
package would be arch-dep.

I would like to add a field called Install-Architecture (or similar), which
lists the architectures the package should be installed in, i.e. added to
the Packages file.

Such a field would allow us to make packages like ndisgtk arch-indep, while
installing them only into the architectures specified in Install-Architecture.

This could reduce needed disk space, reduce the work for the buildds and
many other things.
Julian Andres Klode, Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe
                     Ubuntu Member | Debian Packager | Developer

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