[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#695229: chromium-inspector: should be 'Multi-Arch: foreign' so that chromium:{arch} is installable

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 07:26:25 UTC 2012

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Jonathan Nieder]

>> (I had always thought that in the multi-arch world "Arch: all" meant
>> "with the same architecture as its dependencies".)
> That's what they want you to think!  No, for dependency resolution
> purposes, arch:all is equivalent to arch:{dpkg's primary arch}.  There
> are arcane reasons for this, which I only half-understand so I can't
> easily explain.  The short version:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec#Dependencies_involving_Architecture:_all_packages

Thanks for the pointer.  Yuck.

Multiarch folks: would it make sense to tweak the spec to require
behavior matching the rationale

	"architecture-dependent packages may depend on Architecture:
	 all packages and assume that the transitive dependencies will
	 be resolved using packages of the same architecture or other
	 packages that are Architecture: all"

so that dpkg, apt, and aptitude can agree on what to do here?


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