Bug#728739: bbswitch-dkms: the package require virtual package dkms:i386 which doesn't exist

Samuel Dorsaz samuel at novanetwork.ch
Mon Nov 4 20:38:15 UTC 2013

Package: bbswitch-dkms
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

* What led up to the situation?
I'm using an amd64 architecture but want to install bumblebee:i386

* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
I tried to install bumblebee:i386 but has required bbswitch-dkms:i386 who need
dkms:i386 (which should be virtual) who doesn't exist

* What was the outcome of this action?
$ sudo aptitude install bbswitch-dkms:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 12.5 kB of archives. After unpacking 56.3 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 bbswitch-dkms:i386 : Depends: dkms:i386 (>= which is a virtual
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
     Keep the following packages at their current version:
1)     bbswitch-dkms:i386 [Not Installed]

* Notice
The web page http://packages.debian.org/fr/sid/i386/bbswitch-dkms announce the
package dependence for dkms correctly ?!?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages bbswitch-dkms depends on:
ii  dkms

bbswitch-dkms recommends no packages.

Versions of packages bbswitch-dkms suggests:
pn  bumblebee  <none>

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