On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:13:18PM -0400, Matthias Klose wrote: > On 10.08.2017 09:09, tony mancill wrote: > > > > This has the result of building a separate .deb for every architecture > > , which will function as expected up until the time that a user needs > > multi-arch, at which point the libgdcm-java:amd64 and libgdcm-java:i386 > > (or whatever arch) packages will fail to co-install because they both > > contain the same JAR file in /usr/share/java/. > > no, if the package is marked M-A: same and the gdcm.jar is bit-by-bit > identical > across architectures, then the package can be installed. However I'm not sure > that we enforce such jar archives.
Thank you for the clarification. However the libgdcm-java package is *not* marked Multi-Arch: same. I don't know if the JARs are identical yet, but there's still the issue of duplicating the same binary again and again in the mirrors. So I maintain that we should avoid arch:any -java packages unless there are other circumstances that it.