[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Bug#813020: please multiarchify the library packages

Matthias Klose doko at debian.org
Thu Jan 28 16:27:22 UTC 2016

On 28.01.2016 17:03, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> i am the Uploader who maintains the ./debian repository of
> libburn, libisofs, and libisoburn (not the Maintainer who uploads).
> When i took over, i asked for advise about "Multi-Arch:" and
> "Pre-Depends:"
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/09/msg00403.html
> I got clear statements not to use them from Niels Thykier, Jakub Wilk,
> and Santiago Vila:
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/09/msg00408.html
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/09/msg00409.html
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/09/msg00416.html
> Wookey had some mild scruples:
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/09/msg00419.html
> So we would have to discuss the topic again on debian-mentors
> before i noob will override the opinion of the experts.

all these comments are about the Pre-Depends field. and I can't see anything 
that explicitly forbids this at this point of time. This attribute doesn't hurt 
for now, hundreds of packages still have it. I think nobody questions to make 
library packages M-A same.


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