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Re: inconsistent versions of M-A: same packages


> Dpkg and apt allow this just fine. Try to do:
> apt-get install --simulate gcc-4.9-arm-linux-gnueabihf
> And you will end up with a number of armhf packages on your system (you have to
> enable armhf beforehand of course).

Interesting, I didn't know that syntax is already supported. As far as I
know, some packages still use the "(virtual) MA: foreign package" trick
to encode cross-architecture dependencies - on a first check, at least
primus and the proprietary NVidia drivers seem to do that. Does this
mean they could add direct dependency/recommendation like
"libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386" instead?

However, aptitude does not seem to support this completely at this
point: "aptitude show gcc-4.9-arm-linux-gnueabihf" omits the
architecture qualifiers. Is that a bug?

Kind regards

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