[Pkg-postgresql-public] postgresql multiarch problems

Christoph Berg myon at debian.org
Mon Oct 27 09:40:32 UTC 2014

Re: Alexander Bürger 2014-10-24 <54498701.6000703 at googlemail.com>
> Hi,
> I have a problem with postgresql packages from apt.postgresql.org on Ubuntu
> 14.04. Hope that this is the right maintainer address.
> The problem is that I need to run i386 postgresql-9.2 on a amd64 machine
> (because I updated from 32bit to 64bit and only made a filesystem backup).
> Installing postgresql-9.2:i386 fails because it depends on postgresql-common
> and postgresql-client-common. aptitude, apt-get, and dpkg all claim that
> postgresql-(client-)common are not available for i386 even though the
> package is architecture-independent. I do not understand this. All other
> i386 dependencies can be installed easily.

arch:all packages are only "visible" on the primary architecture, to
be use with multiarch dependencies, they need to have an explicit
"Multi-Arch: foreign" (or other) mark, see

What does "apt-cache policy postgresql-9.2 postgresql-common
postgresql-client-common" output for you?

cb at df7cb.de | http://www.df7cb.de/

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