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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at
Wed Nov 26 18:04:48 UTC 2014

Quoting Mike Gabriel (2014-11-26 16:57:26)
> I agree with you that we should not do such interim hacks, now that it 
> is clear that this issue is merely a backporting issue.

You may consider caring particularly for backporting.

With long-form dh_* (and therefore also with CDBS) you can have packages 
that behave correctly both with and without multiarch, by relying on 
$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH) being empty on single-arch build environments.  
See e.g. zimlib¹ for an example of that.

Might be possible too with short-form dh, but I suspect that's more 

 - Jonas

¹ Funny detail; You are co-maintainer of zimlib. ;-)

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