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Re: Architecture: all + M-A: foreign

+++ Charles Plessy [2013-01-06 18:32 +0900]:
> Le Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 02:05:13AM -0600, Peter Samuelson a écrit :
> > 
> > In bug #695229, I noted that an Architecture: all package really should
> > be Multi-Arch: foreign.  This led to an IRC discussion between Goswin,
> > Steve L. and me in which I formulated the proposal:
> > 
> >     If a package is 'Architecture: all', and all its dependencies are
> >     'Multi-Arch: foreign' (including the case where there are no
> >     dependencies), this package should implicitly be treated as
> >     'Multi-Arch: foreign' as well.
> Hello everybody,
> have there been progresses on that question ?
> In light of the last messages in this thread, which suggest that more than 250
> packages should be converted from architecture-independant to
> architecture-dependant in order to solve the problem, I wonder if it is useful
> to start adding 'Multi-Arch: foreign' to 'Architecture: all' packages.

Yes it is. 695229 means that you won't _have_ to, but fixing the
metadata in the package is always correct.

> (I ask because it was suggested for mime-support in #695357)

There are tens of these pending, upload away!

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