[pkg-wine-party] Bug#707226: package wine does not insall wine on amd64)

Stephen Kitt steve at sk2.org
Sat Jun 1 06:48:22 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 01, 2013 at 08:28:48AM +0200, email.bug at arcor.de wrote:
> The dependecy is actually only fullfilled by providing the true wine functionality.
> Thus the suggestion to let the wine64-bin package execute a post-inst script or similar,
> to install  the 32bit version, instead of pretending to be wine and delivering only a string.

It is impossible for a package to install another from its postinst;
dpkg has a lock to prevent multiple simultaneous invocations, and
postinst scripts are run under the dpkg lock. Perhaps the postinst
could enable i386 multiarch, but that is an intrusive change and it
would be hard to ensure it would work (e.g. if the user has configured
architecture-specific mirrors for apt); it seems better to me to just
tell the user what to do, until i386 multiarch becomes the default for



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