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Re: Adding Install-Architecture to debian/control

Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org> writes:

> 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.

How about using (for example)

Architecture: all [i386 amd64 ppc]


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