Hi, Michael Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> (15/07/2012): > Given the reservations expressed lately with respect to multiarch > conversions, I would like to request advance feedback on a possible > lesstif2 nmu enabling multiarch. This is bug #677788, which is one of > the final blockers for ia32-libs. There is already a patch created by > Peter Samuelson that I would like to apply and upload. > > Would the release team be willing to consider this? here's my understanding on the current situation. Other release team members are more than welcome to ACK/NACK any bits. As I already said elsewhere, bumping debhelper and enabling multiarch is what I consider invasive changes, with possible breakages in the reverse dependencies, which one might only notice long after they are introduced. Even for the sake of getting rid of ia32-libs, that seems way too late for me. For the record, even multiarch support in dpkg was wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too late, but it was still uploaded more than 4 months ago; furthermore, the dpkg side wasn't even needed to make packages multiarch-ready; so please don't complain if you didn't manage to get packages uploaded before the freeze. On a related note, there's still no dpkg support for coinstallibility of binNMU'd packages, and we already said we wouldn't consider such a patch anyway, because it's just way too late. As sad as it is, it looks to me like ia32-libs will go away in wheezy+1. Mraw, KiBi.
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