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Re: multiarch, required packages, and multiarch-support

"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> writes:

> If a required package (such as e2fslibs, which is required by e2fsprogs)
> provides multiarch support, then Lintian requires that the package have
> a dependency on the package "multiarch-support"[1].

> However, this causes debcheck to complain because you now have a
> required package depending on a package, multiarch-support, which is
> only at "standard" priority[2] 

> [1] http://lintian.debian.org/tags/missing-pre-dependency-on-multiarch-support.html
> [2] http://qa.debian.org/debcheck.php?dist=unstable&package=e2fsprogs

> What is the right thing to do to resolve this mutually irreconcilable
> set of complaints from either Lintian or debcheck?

multiarch-support should be priority: required.  It's already a dependency
of several other priority: required packages, such as libselinux1 and

That implies that in the interim you should ignore debcheck.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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