[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#689091: libxslt1-dev is not Multi-Arch compatible

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Sat Sep 29 01:02:12 UTC 2012

Package: libxslt1-dev
Version: 1.1.26-13
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The amd64 version conflicts with the i386 one which makes it impossible to install both. As a result the /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxslt.so symbolic link is missing so that developping 32bit applications (e.g. Wine) using this library is impossible on a 64bit system.

Furthermore this development package does not seem to be multiarch aware as there is no Multi-Arch field.

My understanding is that as long as there are no architecture-dependent headers there is no obstacle (i.e. no toolchain issue) to tagging the development package as 'Multi-Arch: same'. The symbolic link (and any static libraries) should be no issue as they are already in the architecture-qualified folders.

A good model for this appears to be the libx11-dev package.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libxslt1-dev depends on:
ii  libxml2-dev  2.8.0+dfsg1-5
ii  libxslt1.1   1.1.26-13

libxslt1-dev recommends no packages.

libxslt1-dev suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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