Debian Bug report logs - #681784
Please support multiarch:foreign

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Package: bc; Maintainer for bc is Ryan Kavanagh <>; Source for bc is src:bc.

Reported by: Sune Vuorela <>

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version bc/1.06.95-3

Fixed in version bc/1.06.95-6

Done: Colin Watson <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, John G. Hasler <>:
Bug#681784; Package bc. (Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:03:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Sune Vuorela <>
Subject: Please support multiarch:foreign
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:51:55 +0200
Package: bc
Version: 1.06.95-3
Severity: normal
Tags: patch


Some non-free packages seems to require bc, and the same non-free packages is 
i386-only, but can almost nicely be installed on amd64 if bc gets multiarch 

I'm currently running with a bc with the following patch:

--- bc-1.06.95/debian/control
+++ bc-1.06.95/debian/control
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
 Package: bc
 Architecture: any
 Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info
+Multi-Arch: foreign
 Description: The GNU bc arbitrary precision calculator language
  GNU bc is an interactive algebraic language with arbitrary precision which                                                                                                                                                                              
  follows the POSIX 1003.2 draft standard, with several extensions including                                                                                                                                                                              
@@ -18,6 +19,7 @@                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 Package: dc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 Architecture: any                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info                                                                                                                                                                                              
+Multi-Arch: foreign                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 Description: The GNU dc arbitrary precision reverse-polish calculator                                                                                                                                                                                    
  GNU dc is a reverse-polish desk calculator which supports unlimited                                                                                                                                                                                     
  precision arithmetic.  It also allows you to define and call macros.   

I hope you will include it in a future version of bc.

Thanks in advance


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From: Colin Watson <>
Subject: Bug#681784: fixed in bc 1.06.95-6
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:32:33 +0000
Source: bc
Source-Version: 1.06.95-6

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
bc, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Colin Watson <> (supplier of updated bc package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:15:31 +0100
Source: bc
Binary: bc dc
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.06.95-6
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <>
 bc         - GNU bc arbitrary precision calculator language
 dc         - GNU dc arbitrary precision reverse-polish calculator
Closes: 681784
 bc (1.06.95-6) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload.
   * Make bc Multi-Arch: foreign, so that it can satisfy (build-)dependencies
     from other architectures (thanks, Sune Vuorela and Wookey; closes:
     #681784, LP: #1098408).
   * Add build-arch and build-indep targets.
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