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Re: Upcoming FTPMaster meeting

On Mon, 14 Feb 2011, Philipp Kern wrote:
> You'd lose the notion of it being useful on other architectures (that's the
> arch:all -> arch:i386 Raphael's talking about), though.  But then packages
> like qemu-system would just depend on openbios-sparc:sparc, no?  If you
> don't need to deal with them directly that'd be pretty transparent.

The current Multi-Arch spec doesn't allow for such explicit dependencies
(targeting a precise foreign architecture).

But you can have "openbios-sparc:any" and assuming openbios-sparc is only
available on sparc, the right package would be picked.

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec

> But then so far multiarch didn't happen... ):

But it's really not far away this time.

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