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Bug#827136: Cross-compiler packages cannot be build-depended on

On Sun, 2016-06-12 at 20:41 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Package: src:gcc-5-cross
> Version: 23
> Severity: normal
> I am looking into making the linux source package cross-buildable in a
> standard way.  This requires replacing a build-dependency of e.g.:
>     gcc-5 [...] 
> with:
>     gcc-5 [...] , gcc-5-alpha-linux-gnu:any [alpha] , ...
> Unfortunately this is still unsatisfiable since the cross-compiler
> packages have 'Multi-Arch: no'.  Please change this to 'Multi-Arch:
> allowed'.

Or maybe even 'Multi-Arch: foreign' - after all, anything depending on
a cross-compiler by name is already specifying which target they want.


Ben Hutchings
The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.

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