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Re: Specifying ia32-libs in control when on a 64 bit Debian/Ubuntu?

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes@hal-pc.org> writes:
>> It would seem a simple solution but I've searched and searched and
>> have not found one. Is there no resolution for this?
> The solution is to generate multiple packages, one for each
> architecture.  This is the normal way in which Debian packages are
> built.
> The problem you're running into is that you want to reuse the same
> binary package on multiple architectures, which is not a standard way of
> creating Debian packages.  The tools therefore have not been enhanced to
> add features to support that (since Debian as a project doesn't much
> care about that use case).

You actually shouldn't build the package for amd64 at all in such a
case (any more). Install ia32-apt-get and then you can install the
i386 package.


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