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Re: Bug#678172: zlib1g: binNMU broke multi-arch installability

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 07:44:58PM +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 13:36 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> > [1] After a binnmu, the version numbers and changelogs don't match
> > so dpkg refuses to install a package for both architectures at the
> > same time. https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/06/msg00253.html

> s/binnmu/m-a:same binNMU/, as above.  Yes, this is annoying, but there
> isn't a quick solution to the issue other than source uploads (and some
> disagreement as to what the correct solution should be - see e.g.
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/06/msg00232.html )

I have to say it's incredibly annoying, especially given the apparent
massive urgency with which we had to turn on multiarch.  Is it not
possible to just prevent binnmus of packages which might be affected and
require sourceful uploads?  This would cut down on the breakage for

Though looking at why this was done it's not clear to me why we're not
doing this particular round of uploads for all arches...

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