multi-arch and non-multi-arch gobject introspection in Debian and derivatives

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Nov 26 11:58:20 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:35:08AM +0100, Stefano Karapetsas wrote:
> On 2014-11-26 11:11, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> >My proposal for the interim phase (however long that might be) is to
> >provide symlinks in gir1.2-* packages that provide correct
> >functionalities in Debian and downstream distros (such as described
> >above), as well.
> >
> >/usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
> >-> /usr/lib/<triplet>/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
> I agree with this solution. Theoretically we could also create this symlink
> only on Ubuntu, in debian/rules.

Please don't - this would be undesirable for Ubuntu and would break the
very multiarch scenarios we want to work.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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