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Re: Multiarch in Debian unstable

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 07:56:42PM +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:

> > libnss-myhostname and libnss-extrausers ship the biarch versions of the
> > module in the same package.  libnss_mdns builds a separate lib32nss-mdns
> > biarch package, and biarch libnss_ldap is only available in ia32-libs.  So
> > this is FUD.

> Earlier today I had converted libnss-myhostname to multi-arch, so the
> package will only ship one module per package.

> I tend to agree with Bernhard that it would be nice if it were made easy
> for the user (e.g. a user on amd64 who runs some application in wine and
> is surprised that the foo.local addresses stop working). But what can we
> do? I don’t see any “easy” solution that would work right away. Maybe
> add a new field or new value to the Multi-Arch field indicating that
> this package should be installed for each foreign architecture set in
> dpkg.conf, if possible? (Does not sound good to me, but maybe its a
> discussion starter.)

I agree it would be nice, but this seems to map to the (long unsolved)
problem of conditional depends - where you want A to pull in B only if C is
also installed.  If you solve that, you've got the NSS module question
solved as well.

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