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Re: multiarch dependency hell. build amd64, can't install without also building i386

Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I've just learned that, if I build amd64 packages, I can't install
> them for testing because I've not also built the i386 packages.

Just test in cowbuilder --login.

> That's really inconvenient! I don't understand why there has to be a
> linkage between the shared library versions on amd64 and i386. Aren't
> they separate?

No. Not in Multi-Arch, which is about sharing those things that aren’t
separate across architectures in packages of the precisely same version.


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