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Bug#596899: Please unblock ia32-libs/20101012

On Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:21:19 +0100 Julien Cristau wrote:

> On Tue, Nov  9, 2010 at 15:41:56 +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> > As for ia32-libs, I would be willing to sponsor it but I don't think we
> > should be making uploads for such trivial cleanup operations, is this
> > really necessary to get ia32-libs unblocked?
> > 
> No.  I just didn't want to unblock it until the wine issue was resolved.
> I'm still not convinced ia32-libs-dev is a useful/sane thing to ship.
> Providing a working runtime environment for 32bit programs is one thing.
> Providing a build environment is another entirely, and the way it has to
> mangle .la files (and now .pc too) makes me wonder what other sort of
> brokenness it lets through.  I probably won't object to this if the
> current breakage gets fixed though, because I'm getting tired of this
> package and would rather do something useful instead.
> alsa-plugins also build-depends on ia32-libs, does it need a fix for the
> new stuff too?  what about libvdpau?

alsa-plugins, nspluginwrapper, fglrx-driver, nvidia-graphics-drivers,
and sun-java6 all build-depend on ia32-libs, and build successfully
without ia32-libs-dev. libvdpau doesn't.  I've uploaded a fix for that
to mentors:


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