Re: Moving library to Multi-Arch
Joachim Wiedorn <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I want to adopt a package which isn't configured for multi-arch yet.
> In this package there is a -dev package with to binaries in /usr/bin.
> Is there a way to enable this package for multi-arch? I have read this
> could be a problem.
You cannot make the -dev package with binaries in /usr/bin multi-arch
unless they are identical on all platforms (shell scripts that don't
change, for example). You will need to either move the binaries into a
separate package (and anything else that doesn't vary or is identical
across all architectures) or leave the -dev package as not multi-arch.
I wouldn't worry too much about -dev packages yet. The main push for
wheezy is for just the shared library packages.
> For Wheezy all libraries must be multi-arch enabled, right?
It's an aspirational goal that almost certainly won't be reached in its
entirety. There will be some remnant of non-multi-arch library packages
in the wheezy release.
> Then all other packages must be removed from testing before freeze, right?
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>