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Re: Help identify packages that multiarch support will break


On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 15:06:11 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Here's what might create troubles:

> 3/ Any program that assumes the current layout of control files
>    (/var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.<something>) will be broken (at least for
>    some packages) since the layout will change to support Multi-Arch: same
>    packages that can be co-installed.
>    You should use "dpkg-query --control-path <package> <something>" to
>    retrieve the path of the file. This has been introduced in dpkg 1.15.4
>    and is thus in squeeze already.

An additional clarificaton, --control-path will not show internal
information control files (currently .list and .conffiles), for those
dpkg-query --listfiles or --status should be used instead, anything
else should be considered broken.


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