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Re: Question about MultiArch and dependencies

On 2014-12-29 21:35 +0100, Raphaël Halimi wrote:

> On an amd64 Sid system, steam (i386 only) depends on xterm |
> x-terminal-emulator. I already have mate-terminal installed, which
> provides x-terminal-emulator, but both apt and aptitude don't care and
> want to install xterm along with steam.
> Shouldn't apt be happy with mate-terminal:amd64 and install steam
> without pulling xterm in ?

No, because (unlike xterm) mate-terminal is not marked as
"Multi-Arch: foreign" and thus cannot fulfill dependencies of
packages from a different architecture[1].


1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec#Binary_package_control_fields

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