[pkg-wine-party] Bug#676498: Bug#676498: wine - Set as Multi-Arch: allowed

Bastian Blank waldi at debian.org
Thu Jun 7 20:33:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 01:29:04PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:23 AM, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > The wine package sets "Multi-Arch: allowed". This means that all reverse
> > dependencies needs to be fixed. However cross-architecture dependencies
> > are not allowed in Debian, so this equals to nothing.
> I'm not sure exactly what is problematic here.  I tested that I can
> install winetricks (one of the reverse depends) with the current wine
> "Multi-Arch: allowed" package before doing this upload.

This depends on what you actually want to accomplish.

"Multi-Arch: allowed" makes the following possible (only wine:i386
is assumed to exist):

Package $foo
Architecture: amd64
Depends: wine:i386

However not this:

Package $foo
Architecture: amd64
Depends: wine

The dependency "wine:i386" is not allowed in Debian and will not in the
near future. So this is actually a no-op for any package in Debian.

So, if you want to accomplish something special, you want to document


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