Re: multiarch, required packages, and multiarch-support
"Theodore Ts'o" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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".
> 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
>  http://lintian.debian.org/tags/missing-pre-dependency-on-multiarch-support.html
>  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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>