[pkg-wine-party] Bug#676457: migration path from non multiarch to multiarch wine

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Sat Jun 9 08:52:43 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 03:37:10AM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > I don't see amd64 packages in pool. The latest package version I see in pool
> > is wine-bin_1.4-0.3_amd64.deb. The same with other wine packages for
> > amd64 arch.
> That is because the package has been "multiarched."  In other words,
> the i386 packages now satisfy the amd64 dependencies.

Right, and indeed it works perfectly after adding i386 as a foreign
architecture to dpkg. But I'm pretty sure many users will stumble upon
the above problem during upgrades, because there is no hint whatsoever
(at least using apt or aptitude) that the user should do something

So the question is, I guess: what's the migration path from non
multiarch wine to multiarch wine?

I guess a NEWS.Debian entry telling users what they should do would be a
good start, but I'm not sure it would be enough to shield you from tons
of bug reports like this one :-)

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