[Build-common-hackers] Bug#617841: Bug#617841: cdbs: support for exporting multiarch path variable

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Mar 16 08:31:24 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:52:08AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
>Multiarch support is coming to Debian soon.  It would be helpful if cdbs
>would start exporting DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH along with the other standard
>dpkg-architecture variables.  (This variable will only be available once
>dpkg 1.16.0 is uploaded; however there's no reason for cdbs not to start
>exporting it now, it will just be empty until dpkg support is in place.)

Took me some time to get around to looking at this - sorry about that.

  From a brief test it seems that it won't just be empty if unsupported 
but will fail with an exit code 9.

So seems to me to not make sense to apply your patch as-is: needs to at 
least fail gracefully.

Can someone perhaps help verify if the following (all on one line) is 
more sensible:

   DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH ?= $(shell dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH || true)


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