Debian Bug report logs - #700007
netpbm: please mark Multi-Arch: foreign

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Package: netpbm; Maintainer for netpbm is Andreas Barth <>; Source for netpbm is src:netpbm-free.

Reported by: Colin Watson <>

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:42:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Found in version netpbm-free/2:10.0-15

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From: Colin Watson <>
Subject: netpbm: please mark Multi-Arch: foreign
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:39:47 +0000
Package: netpbm
Version: 2:10.0-15
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
Usertags: cross


Enough source packages (41 in unstable) Build-Depend on netpbm that it
would be very helpful to have it marked as "Multi-Arch: foreign", on the
basis that even though it's "Architecture: any" it doesn't matter which
architecture you get on a multiarch system as long as you can execute
the binary.  This would make it easier to cross-build those packages.

The patch is trivial, but it follows in case it helps.  Note that this
is independent of adding multiarch support to libnetpbm*.

  * Make netpbm Multi-Arch: foreign, so that it can satisfy

diff -u netpbm-free-10.0/debian/control netpbm-free-10.0/debian/control
--- netpbm-free-10.0/debian/control
+++ netpbm-free-10.0/debian/control
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
 Package: netpbm
 Architecture: any
+Multi-Arch: foreign
 Depends: libnetpbm10 (= ${binary:Version}), ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
 Recommends: ghostscript
 Conflicts: netpbm-nonfree (<= 1:19940301.1-3), pnmtopng, pbmwbmp, netpbm-dev (<= 2:9.10), ucbmpeg (<= 1r2-6)


Colin Watson                                       []

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