[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#694864: Bug#694864: ttf-liberation not available for ARCH i386 in multiarch amd64 environment

Detlev Brodowski detlev.brodowski at newcotec.com
Sat Dec 1 16:33:27 UTC 2012

Am Samstag, 1. Dezember 2012, 16:00:24 schrieb Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
> Hi Detlev--
> On 12/01/2012 08:58 AM, Detlev Brodowski wrote:
> > Package: ttf-liberation
> > Version: 1.07.2-6
> > Severity: normal
> >
> > Hello maintainer,
> >
> > Please make the package multiarch ready. I think you need only to
> > add the tag "Multi-Arch: foreign" to the control file.
> >
> > Background:
> > In an amd64 multiarch environment, the package
> > libwine-unstable:i386 does not find their recommended package
> > ttf-liberation.
> I'm confused by this bug report.  ttf-liberation is Architecture:
> all, which means that the same package is installable (and relevant)
> on both i386 and amd64 packages.
> Could you give a transcript of the failure you're seeing when trying
> to deal with libwine-unstable:i386?  It would be good to see:
>  * what you're doing specifically
>  * exactly what the error message is
> fwiw, ttf-liberation is a dummy package that just points to
> fonts-liberation at this point (also Architecture: all); at some
> point, libwine-unstable should probably update their dependencies to
> point to fonts-liberation instead.
> Regards,
>       --dkg

Hi Daniel,

I'm using aptitude on an amd64 system with activated i386 architecture
and select the package libwine-unstable:i386. There you can see that the
recommended package ttf-liberation is UNAVAILABLE.

So I have rebuilt the source package fonts-liberation with the tag
"Multi-Arch: foreign" in the control file.
Now the package libwine-unstable:i386 has found the package ttf-

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