Bug#774182: Please make mate-terminal "Multi-Arch: foreign"

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Jan 5 14:59:03 UTC 2015

HI Raphaël,

On  Di 30 Dez 2014 00:21:34 CET, Raphaël Halimi wrote:

> Package: mate-terminal
> Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-3
> Severity: minor
> Hi,
> Please consider adding "Multi-Arch: foreign" to debian/control, as its
> absence prevents apt to consider mate-terminal a valid dependency for a
> package built for some other architecture.
> For example, mate-terminal provides x-terminal-emulator, but on an amd64
> machine, steam, which is an i386-only package depending on "xterm |
> x-terminal-emulator", pulls xterm along with its dependencies, even if
> mate-terminal is already installed.
> Regards,

aren't packages not marked as "Multi-Arch: <something>" automatically  
considered as "Multi-Arch: foreign"??? I normally don't put a  
Multi-Arch line into debian/control if a package is to be considered  
as foregin. (This may actually be based on half-knowledge, so you may  
actually be right and we should change debian/control accordingly).

Otherwise: Maybe this rather is an APT issue?

If possible, please point me to the correct section in Debian policy  
and I will add that in debian/control of mate-terminal.



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