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Re: please put not all into multiarch!

On 10/21/2012 12:35 PM, Claudius Hubig wrote:
Hello Mark,

Mark Allums <mark@allums.com> wrote:
What some of you are missing is that the transitional package ia32-libs
in sid is uninstallable unless you allow experimental, because of some
of the dependencies.  It's just not a viable option unless you are a dev
working on those packages.

And why exactly would you want to install ia32-libs on a multi-arch
system? No package from the 32-bit archive (i.e. those working with
multi-arch) will depend on it.



It is already installed. This is the update. This is a transitional package to move from it to the individual packages. The thing is, people are complaining about trying to install it. You need to ask *them* why they want it. However, there are still packages that depend on it. Therefore, you need it if you have one of those packages. The Joker in the deck is that it has screwed up dependencies itself, and it really should not be in sid. If your system has a lot of packages installed, like mine, you have to enable experimental, then install it.

(When I naively install the transitional update, I got about thirty *:i386 libraries and about a dozen packages from experimental upgraded or installed. I am very nervous about it. I have put a freeze on installing further updates or new packages except security packages until after the final release of Wheezy and until progress is made on cleaning up the mess and so forth. If this were my only or main machine, I never would have taken it out of wheezy, and this wouldn't even be an issue.)

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