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Re: Migration path for 'Multi-Arch:allowed' packages

On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 17:45 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org> wrote:
> > In particular, I filed a bug against dpkg requesting that it produce
> > more informative error messages in these cases [0], 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 Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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