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Re: dpkg fails to install 32-bit adobe acrobat reader on 64-bit wheezy system: depends issue

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 16:06:19 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> No, that's only for source packages and indicates that the package
>> *can* be built on any architecture.  Architecture: all in a binary
>> package means it can be installed on any architecture; otherwise, it's
>> an architcture-specific binary package and must be multiarch to be
>> installable as a non-native architecture (without --force options, of
>> course).

> To be precise, a foreign arch package could be installed regardless of
> its multiarch status, as long as there's no other instance present on
> the system and dpkg has been configured to recognize that foreign arch.

Oh, right, sorry.  If there's no conflict, you can do what you want.  If
you want to install multiple architectures of the same package, they all
have to be multiarch.

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

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