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

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Sat Jun 1 07:35:46 UTC 2013

thanks for your answer.

> 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,

If selecting a package for later install would be possible (maybe 
through PackageKit), purposely triggering a failure and retry
may be enough.

> 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
> amd64...

It isn't? Will this resolve the deps correctly instead of installing a fake wine64-bin?

Since wine64-bin does not ensure wine will work at all, I would at least suggest to use
a high priority debconf question to draw attention to it, if no automated solution is possible.

(My reopen attempt did not work out. I think it wold be good to let the report open.
 When trying to figure out what the problem was I came accross a closed bug
 that mentioned this, but I was lead on, because it suggested wine64-bin fixed it.)

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