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Multiarching -dev packages (to enable multiarch crossbuilding)

Registered by Wookey on 2011-10-28

Multiarch cross-dependency satisfaction (as currently implented in apt) needs -dev packages as well as plain lib packages to be make multiarch-ready and thus co-installable. This process is not yet well-specified like the library conversions, and it needs to be for package maintainers to be able to do this work.

A related issue is changing whether the default of apt-get build-dep -a is to install for HOST or BUILD arch. The latter requires making library and -dev packages Multi-arch: same, the former requires marking all other build-deps Multi-arch: foreign. See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=646288 for discussion, along with the table at the bottom of: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchCross

Things to cover:
Change apt build-dep -a behaviour?

Guidelines for -dev conversion:
 header moving
 binaries (foo-config)
 what else?

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Ricardo Salveti
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Wookey
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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