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Re: [Popcon-developers] Bug#659782: does not cope with multiarch packages being installed


On Mon, 13 Feb 2012, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > So are you suggesting that dpkg should use ${binary:Package} ?
> > Could you patch /usr/sbin/popularity-contest line 161 to add binary: and check whether
> > it works correctly ?
> > 
> > Or did I misunderstand something ?
> This only helps for the libc6-i686:i386 m-a same case (but it does
> help there).  It doesn't for the mksh:i386 m-a foreign case.
> dpkg devs cc'ed in the hope that they can contribute why -L behaves
> differently and how one should solve this…

This is definitely a bug in dpkg (for "dpkg -L mksh"). The default naming
of foreign non-"multi-arch: same" packages changed and the input side was
not adapted to cope with it.

Thanks for reporting. I will look into it later.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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