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Re: Multi-Arch: same for arch-dep lib*-perl?

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:10:54AM -0700, Niko Tyni wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:50:25AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > It looks to me as though, with the new vendorarch layout in our Perl
> > 5.20 packaging, typical architecture-dependent lib*-perl packages meet
> > all the usual conditions for Multi-Arch: same.  Is there any reason why
> > I shouldn't just go ahead and mark that for the small number of packages
> > I maintain, and why we couldn't gradually start doing that across the
> > board?
> No reason AFAICS.
> The Multi-Arch:same tags aren't going to actually do anything at this
> point because the dependencies on perlapi-* (and usually perl too) prevent
> coinstallability, right? (perl is currently M-A:allowed and perl-modules
> is M-A:foreign, perl-base doesn't currently have a multiarch annotation
> at all.)

It might be worth trying on one or two packages to confirm, but I
believe that's all true, yes.  It will probably permute the error
messages you get if you try to do anything interesting with this, but I
think that will be about it.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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