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Re: How to enable testing migration for packages Architecture: all but depending from Architecture: any packages

On 03/29/2018 10:19 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> its not the first time that I'm running into that problem:  A package
> that is Architecture: all depends from packages Architecture: any.
> These dependencies are not available on all architectures and thus the
> package does not migrate to testing.  The package paleomix is an example
> for this[1].  I had a similar situation with metaphlan2 which was solved
> by manual intervention of ftpmaster.  I'm just wondering whether we
> could find a better clue than forcing people to do manual intervention.
> While simply setting the Architecture: all package to any that
> intervention would not be necessary but that's simply wrong.
> Unfortunately I currently see no better solution and wanted to bring
> this topic up here.
Make sure your arch:any package builds on at least amd64 and i386, which
is where we check for arch:all packages installability.  That should be
pretty easy in all but the most exceptional cases.