Re: Introduction to multiarch: What maintainers must do
small add on.
Any package in debian can be multiarchified at any time. You do not
have to wait for all your depends to be multiarchified or notifiy your
reverse depends when you are ready. The state of your depends will
only matter when someone actualy does a multiarch installation and
apt/dpkg will figure out by themself if all the depends are ready or
not. The current apt/dpkg will just ignore the multiarchifying.
Multiarchifying your package does not hurt the installability in any
way. It can only help.
PS: If every DD would patch one package we would be way past the "99%
of all users are happy" goal. The norml use set of libraries for
32/64bit is about 150 library packages (less source packages).