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

Samuel Dorsaz samuel at novanetwork.ch
Mon Nov 4 21:44:40 UTC 2013

On 11/04/2013 10:28 PM, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> This actually boils down to making the dkms-package M-A: foreign
> On 2013-11-04 21:38, Samuel Dorsaz wrote:
>> >* What led up to the situation?
>> >I'm using an amd64 architecture but want to install bumblebee:i386
> Why? What problem do you want to solve?
I'm trying to launch some Steam applications with optirun. But all Steam 
games aren't compatible with 64bits arch.

"*Note *- Primus must be installed with 32-bit support because Steam for 
Linux (and most games downloaded from Steam) are 32-bit."
source : https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6316-GJKC-7437
>> >* 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
> dkms is a real package and I'm not sure whether multiarching dkms would
> be a good idea
I noticed that bbsitch-dkms:i386 package require dkms (all arch) in 
control file but during aptitude process he want specific dkms:i386. I 
don't know why.
You are right, this wouldn't be a good idea to force installation like this.

Sorry I was thinking on an error in dependencies definition. This bug 
report is incorrect.


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