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Re: Multiarch support in dpkg really in time for wheezy?

Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>> What worries me is that there is multi-arch work in dpkg, work that has
>> its origins in Debian. That work is ready enough to be deployed in
>> popular Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu, but is not in Debian proper
>> yet. That is bad for Debian morale and should be avoided. Moreover, that
>> work is also considered ready enough by other dpkg co-maintainers, by
>> the Release Team, and by various porters, which have all asked multiple
>> times to have that work in the Debian archive.
> You could also make a case from a terminological perspective as well.
> Unstable is where development in Debian is supposed to happen, so it's
> perfectly acceptable to upload unfinished/unstable changes, and if you
> happen to break something (at least with dpkg) you'll have hundreds of
> eyes looking at what you broke and trying to figure out how to fix it.
>  So anyway, don't worry so much about breaking unstable.  That's what
> its there for.
> Best wishes,
> Mike


Screwing up dpkg in unstable is too anoying to too many users and really
not neccessary.

But yes, multi-arch dpkg is way overdue.


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