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Re: architecture-specific dependencies on virtual packages

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:
> Let me try again.  I believe that a dependency like this:
>         Depends: package-foo:i386
> is referring to a specific, concrete, non-virtual package package-foo
> and it doesn't make sense to allow this to be satisfied by virtual
> packages.

My 'believe' is that in this example:
  Package: foobar
  Architecture: amd64
  Depends: package-bar
that last line is in fact read as:
  Depends: package-bar:amd64

So it would make sense to handle implicit or explicit specific-arch
dependencies equally.

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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