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Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 04:55:02PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

>>> The unfounded assumption here is that you will always install a
>>> foreign-arch M-A: same package together with the native-arch version.
>>> If I install libaudio2:i386 because I want to play a game that's only
>>> available as a 32-bit binary and has this lib as a dependency, and
>>> nothing else on my system uses libaudio2, I still expect to get
>>> /usr/share/libaudio2/AuErrorDB installed.

>> How is that not a serious policy violation already?  AuErrorDB isn't
>> versioned with the SONAME, so libaudio2 and libaudio3 would not be
>> coinstallable.

> Because libaudio2 is in the directory name.

Oh, duh.  Sorry, I'm just blind.

> Also, it's not a policy violation for a library package to contain files
> that don't have sensibly versioned names; it's only a policy violation
> for the name to not change on soname bump.  So even if this were called
> /usr/share/AuErrorDB, it could be changed to
> /usr/share/libaudio3/AuErrorDB on soname change and still be compliant.

Good point.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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