[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#651488: Bug#651488: Bug#651488: support Multi-Arch

Aron Xu happyaron.xu at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 02:48:46 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 09:59, Osamu Aoki <osamu at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks.  Your reply solved all my qestions but caused one more question
> to fix another bug.
> On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 08:44:38AM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>> Hi Osamu,
>> > #Q3 do we need to hardcode exact $DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH as below.  What is
>> > the negative of just using * for those location as below?
>> The problem comes when multiple architectures are installed on the system,
>> or potentially, only the non-native version is installed. In which case "*"
>> would match it, but not actually be available. Since the xinput.d script
>> runs only for the native system, it needs to examine its environment from
>> only the native library perspective. At least that is my understanding of
>> the logic in that script.
> That was my thought too.  Good.  I do not expect this to be high risk
> but why not do it this way, since ibus is an arch any package,
> $DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH can be hardcoded in for im-switch.
> This means im-config should do the same to be safer but how to do the
> same for im-config which is an arch all package.

It's still a remaining problem for discussion because no better
solution other than a wildcard is around AFAIK.

> I guess I need to set it in the run time using $DEB_BUILD_MULTIARCH or
> Since $DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH seems for target machine, $DEB_BUILD_MULTIARCH
> seems to be the right choice to know from the native library perspective
> in run time.
> To get this, is the use of dpkg-architecture best way or simpler way.
> Osamu

Yes, you can get that variable through dpkg-archiecture, but it isn't
the correct approach. Because /usr/bin/dpkg-architecture is provided
by dpkg-dev, which is not an acceptable dependency for a user-oriented
binary package.

Aron Xu

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