On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 17:45 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote: > On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Michael Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > In particular, I filed a bug against dpkg requesting that it produce > > more informative error messages in these cases , but I wonder if a > > part of the solution shouldn't be more automated or at least presented > > at a higher level through apt/aptitude, etc? > > Chicken or the egg? > > You need to upgrade to support MultiArch, > but you need MultiArch to upgrade… > (beside, how would the detection for such a message look like?) [...] > Maybe all maintainers who want to use Multi-Arch now in wheezy > (and therefore drop amd64 packages) should get together and write > a "what to do after the distribution upgrade" for the release notes, > a (low priority) debconf message and if you want to be really fancy > a "transitional" package which shows the same text in case the > "dropped" binaries are executed. [...] I'd be interested in this for linux-image-amd64:i386. Currently I expect linux-image-3.2.0-<n>-amd64:i386 to remain in wheezy but we'll still need to advise the user to enable amd64 ready for wheezy+1. If we can document multi-arch well enough in release notes etc. then it might be possible to drop it now. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
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