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Re: RC policy - editorial clarifications?

Andreas Barth writes:
> + the already discussed topic of recommends (IMHO yes, as main should be
>   a closure, and broken recommends break that; although I tend to
>   sarge-ignore if there is no other clean solution, as all-packages
>   don't support something like foo[i386] in their recommends line);

you can do this, but it's more pain in every package than a change in

Recommends: ${arch-recommends}

and in debian/rules:

ifeq ($(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE),i386-linux)
  dh_gencontrol -- -Varch-recommends=foo

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