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Re: Bug#693220: Add crossbuild-essential support


On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 03:23:49PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> At the moment this uses "Depends: libc6-dev:armhf" (etc.).  The
> multiarch spec currently explicitly says that Depends on PKG:ARCH for
> a particular architecture (as opposed to PKG:any) is undefined.

True. Incidentally I was asking about that syntax just yesterday in
#emdebian. The syntax is not part of the multiarch spec but it is part
of the multiarch cross spec [1] (see section "Cross-architecture
dependencies") which extends it.

As wookey said, dpkg and apt (from wheezy) already understand this
syntax. wanna-build and dak on the other hand dont but would need to
know for such packages making it into Debian archives.

>From the formal perspective of working with multiarch in dose3, I can
just hope that no package-naming solution is ever used/introduced
anymore for a problem which can be solved by multiarch in a much more
elegant fashion.

cheers, josch

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchCross

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