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Bug#872054: gcc-multilib: installation of gcc-X-multilib should not yield the installation of the default gcc

On 2017-08-13 23:00, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Something needs to be done to avoid that. Shouldn't the
> /usr/include/asm symbolic link be provided either by libc6-dev-i386
> or by the individual gcc-X-multilib packages, for instance? In such a
> case, libc6-dev-i386 would no longer need to recommend gcc-multilib.

First of all I believe moving this symlink to libc6-dev-i386 is the
wrong thing to do, while libc6 needs this symlink you also need it for
building packages with another libc.

In addition this also won't work for architectures with triarch support,
as it would mean for example that both libc6-dev-i386 and libc6-dev-x32
need to provide the symlink. This would make them not coinstallable

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
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