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Bug#980217: ipp-usb: should this be Multi-Arch: foreign?

Hello Alexander,

As ipp-usb author; do you have an opinion/advice about this?

Many thanks in advance, cheers,


Le samedi, 16 janvier 2021, 12.19:15 h CET Simon McVittie a écrit :
> Package: ipp-usb
> Version: 0.9.16-1
> Severity: minor
> A recent update to wine32:i386 on my amd64 system pulled in libsane1:i386,
> which Recommends ipp-usb. Because ipp-usb is Multi-Arch: no, apt
> interprets this as wanting to install ipp-usb:i386, which conflicts
> with ipp-usb:amd64.
> ipp-usb seems to be a daemon (systemd service) that is contacted via
> IPC, conceptually similar to avahi-daemon, dbus-daemon or cups - which
> hopefully means that it doesn't matter which architecture's ipp-usb
> you have, because libsane1:amd64, libsane1:i386 and libsane1:mipsel
> all speak the same architecture-independent IPC protocol to communicate
> with ipp-usb?
> If that's the case, then ipp-usb should be marked Multi-Arch: foreign,
> which means that libsane1:i386 Recommends: ipp-usb would be satisfied
> by ipp-usb:amd64.

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