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Re: Upgrade path for packages that dropped ia32-libs for wheezy

On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 10:02:37AM -0400, Scott Howard wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a non-free package that is distributable but comes precompiled
> for i386. Squeeze (and previous) released an amd64 package that
> depended on ia32-libs. For wheezy we've been able to use multiarched
> libraries to drop the dependency. Is there a mechanism that will make
> the upgrade to wheezy work for the package? Right now dpkg uninstalls
> the package (because it sees the data package, which is "all" but
> can't find the corresponding binary package in amd64), users are
> confused, find a bug report on the BTS or the changelog on a debian
> site telling them to enable i386 in dpkg, then they install the :i386
> package and it works.
> This may just be a non-free issue people have to deal with, I just
> wanted to see if there was a better way or plan in place to handle
> this.
skype for Ubuntu Precise
(http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/s/skype/) depends on skype-bin
which is i386-only.


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