/usr/bin/apt-get: please fix apt warning when an arch:all package is uninstallable because the arch:any misses
e.g. right now, locales is uninstallable on i386 because libc6 i386 is
built and not uploaded yet.
apt-get install locales gives:
$ sudo apt-get install locales
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
locales: Depends: glibc-2.5-1 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages
Users follow it to the letter, and we've had no less than 5 or 6 RC
bug reports because of that. Now that amd64 becomes popular, this
problem is more and more visible, and should be docummented instead of
that alarming error message.
The bug severity is important, because that's a real PITA for every
maintainer in debian that builds packages with arch:all and arch:any
packages. Please consider detecting this usual case or at least expand
the error message.
·O· Pierre Habouzit