Re: please put not all into multiarch!
Mark Allums <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> However, there are still packages that depend
> on it. Therefore, you need it if you have one of those packages.
> Joker in the deck is that it has screwed up dependencies itself, and it
> really should not be in sid.
Sid, by definition, is broken.
> If your system has a lot of packages
> installed, like mine, you have to enable experimental, then install it.
I have to admit I did not look into that any further, but, yes, the
dependencies are rather screwed up: ia32-libs:amd64 depends on
ia32-libs-i386, which is only available in the i386 architecture (and
then able to pull in other i386 packages).
> (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.
ia32-libs (the old amd64 package) contains many, many i386 libraries
- in order to get _all_ of them, it has to depend on all these i386
libraries, which in turn means that they all have to be
multi-archified - this takes some time.