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Bug#690957: unblock: ia32-libs/1:0.3

On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 16:09 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> I think the benefits of not including monolithic ia32-libs in wheezy
> far outweigh the potential small regression. Of course, the remaining
> packages can still be converted later if so desired.

I've finally found a chunk of time to spend looking at this; apologies
for the delay.

For the purposes of testing, I debootstrapped an amd64 squeeze chroot,
installed the "standard" and "desktop" tasks along with ia32-libs{,-gtk}
and then dist-upgraded to wheezy. Finally I added i386 as a second
architecture and installed ia32-libs{,-gtk} from sid.

This lead to apt wanting:

35 upgraded, 197 newly installed, 1 to remove and 161 not upgraded.
Need to get 124 MB of archives.

I also ended up with debconf prompts for setting up
lib{nss,pam}-ldap:i386, as the packages weren't installed on amd64 (only
libldap-2.4-2 was present beforehand). I do wonder if these might
confuse users, although I'm not sure if there's a way to avoid them.

Starting with a fresh wheezy chroot with standard+desktop installed,
adding i386 and then ia32-libs*/sid yields similar results.



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