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Re: Multiarch in Debian unstable

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> (27/06/2011):
> But when can I use it?
> ======================
> As noted above, support for the multiarch filesystem layout solves only one
> of the two problems preventing side-by-side installation of packages from
> multiple architectures.  The other problem, package manager support, is also
> being worked on.  apt in unstable includes full support for installing
> packages in a multiarch configuration, and a preliminary implementation of
> multiarch support for dpkg is available from the 'pu/multiarch/full' branch
> of <git://git.debian.org/users/hertzog/dpkg.git>.
> Daring users can build this version of dpkg from source and configure it for
> use with multiarch by creating a file /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch with
> "foreign-architecture $arch" lines.

Can we give dpkg more exposure than “build from git”? It's been 2+
months already since that announcement and one cannot really test
“Multiarch in Debian unstable” as written in the subject.

Thanks for your efforts.


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