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Re: architecture-specific dependencies on virtual packages

David Kalnischkies wrote:

> while playing around with the APT code regarding architecture-specific
> dependencies I stumbled over the handling of Provides in that context:
> Package: pkga
> Status: install ok installed
> Architecture: i386
> Provides: foo
> Package pkgb
> Architecture: amd64
> Conflicts: foo:amd64

Conflicts with an architecture seem kind of like conflicts with a
version.  That would mean that that virtual packages wouldn't qualify.
Could that work well in practice?

> Even more interesting, if I change this conflict to a depends dpkg happily
> installs the package and dpkg --audit gives no indication that a dependency
> is unsatisfied


Thanks for bringing it up,

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