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regarding gcc-multilib: Canot install gcc-multilib
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Package: gcc-multilib
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.8-8.towo-siduction-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gcc-multilib depends on:
ii  cpp               4:4.7.2-1
ii  gcc               4:4.7.2-1
pn  gcc-4.7-multilib  <none>
ii  linux-libc-dev    3.2.41-2

gcc-multilib recommends no packages.

gcc-multilib suggests no packages.

root@siductionbox:/home/sr/Downloads# apt-get install gcc-multilib
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  gcc-4.7-multilib libc6-dev-i386
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gcc-4.7-multilib gcc-multilib libc6-dev-i386
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/4,163 kB of archives.
After this operation, 9,776 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 395792 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libc6-dev-i386 (from .../libc6-dev-i386_2.13-38_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6-dev-i386_2.13-38_amd64.deb 
 trying to overwrite '/usr/include/fpu_control.h', which is also in package 
libc6-dev-amd64 2.13-38
Selecting previously unselected package gcc-4.7-multilib.
Unpacking gcc-4.7-multilib (from .../gcc-4.7-multilib_4.7.2-5_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package gcc-multilib.
Unpacking gcc-multilib (from .../gcc-multilib_4%3a4.7.2-1_amd64.deb) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Package: glibc
Version: 2.26-4

On 2013-06-13 08:47 -0600, Adam Conrad wrote:

> While it's true that we need to fix a few more of the strange
> multilib/multiarch interactions between these packages, I'll
> say that having libc6-dev-amd64:i386 installed on an amd64
> system is just plain weird.

Indeed, and since version 2.26-4 it is no longer possible to try and
shoot yourself in the foot by installing both libc6-dev-amd64:i386 and
libc6-dev-i386:amd64, because libc6-amd64:i386 and libc6-i386:amd64
conflict with each other.

| glibc (2.26-4) unstable; urgency=medium
| [...]
|   * debian/*: add conflicts to only allow one to install one set
|     of multilib packages simultaneously.  Closes: #702962, #743618, #784015,
|     #820826, #870257.
|  -- Aurelien Jarno <>  Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:24:48 +0100

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