[Pkg-octave-devel] Multi-archifying Octave

Thomas Weber tweber at debian.org
Tue Feb 28 20:33:11 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 01:37:08AM +0100, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> Given the current state of the multi-arch spec, only runtime library
> packages can be fully multi-archifyied. Packages containing binary
> executables cannot yet be multi-archifyied, since there is no such thing
> as /usr/bin/<triplet>. Hence liboctave1 is the only Octave package that
> can be fully multi-archifyied at this stage (i.e. declared as
> "Multi-Arch: same"). But for consistency I think we should adopt the
> multi-arch directory layout for all our packages (and this is what
> debhelper 9 does by default).
> Note that I am willing to do the necessary packaging work if we decide
> to go down that road. It should be just about bumping to debhelper 9 and
> dynamically generating the relevant *.install files (using the dh-exec
> package for example).

Please go ahead. I'm not sure about it, but there's no point in holding
back something that might break (if not now, then in the future). At
least right now, it only affects octave.


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