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dpkg-scanpackages instructions on the Debian wiki




It seems that the dpkg-scanpackages instructions on the Debian wiki
are wrong. In the generated Packages file, for libltdl7, I get only:

Package: libltdl7
Source: libtool
Version: 2.4.6-2.1+local2
Architecture: i386
Maintainer: Kurt Roeckx <kurt@xxxxxxxxx>
Installed-Size: 417
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14)
Filename: ./libltdl7_2.4.6-2.1+local2_i386.deb
[...]

while I have both:

  libltdl7_2.4.6-2.1+local2_amd64.deb
  libltdl7_2.4.6-2.1+local2_i386.deb

and I need both to satisfy dependencies (due to the bloated
libwine:i386).

Indeed the dpkg-scanpackages(1) man page says:

  If  more  than one version of a package is found only the newest one is
  included in the output. If they have the same version and  only  differ
  in architecture only the first one found is used.

I assume that one needs a specific directory for each foreign
architecture.

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