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Bug#545464: Please build full -cross packages by default still

Package: dpkg-cross
Version: 2.5.5
Severity: normal


on top of the multiarch support in dpkg-cross looking broken (it just
skips multiarch packages instead of creating a dummy here) the current
dpkg does not support installing the multiarch package for foreign
architectures anyway.

For that reason please, by default, convert multiarch packages into
-cross packages with all the files moved into the cross compile dirs
(to avoid future file conflicts).

It would be good to have an option to create the dummy -cross package
for testing purposes. Then later, when dpkg supports multiarch, a
conffile option would be nice so users can start the transition. Only
after some time of testing should this become default though and it
should still be disableable (is that a word? possible to disable) so
unstable dpkg-cross can still be used to create packages for
pre-multiarch dpkg.


-- Package-specific info:

-- (/etc/dpkg-cross/cross-compile not submitted) --

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (499, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages dpkg-cross depends on:
ii  binutils-multiarch            2.20-5     Binary utilities that support mult
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.28     Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg-dev               Debian package development tools
ii  libconfig-auto-perl           0.20-2     Magical config file parser
ii  libdebian-dpkgcross-perl      2.5.5      functions to aid cross-compiling D
ii  perl                          5.10.1-9   Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

Versions of packages dpkg-cross recommends:
ii  fakeroot                      1.14.4-1   Gives a fake root environment

dpkg-cross suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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