Package: qapt-deb-installer
Version: 1.3.0-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

On a default 64-bit Debian installation support for 32-bit packages is not 
enabled, that is 'dpkg --print-foreign-architectures' returns nothing.
So when a user gets a 32-bit package and opens it in qapt-deb-installer the 
only result is:

   Error: Wrong architecture 'i386'

This then leaves it up to the user to search the web and struggle with the 
command line to figure out how to enable support for 32-bit packages.

So it would be much better if qapt-deb-installer provided a simple way to do 
so. This would likely end up running something like 'sudo dpkg 
--add-architecture i386 ; sudo apt-get update' behind the scenes (note that the 
'apt-get update' is necessary to get that architecture's list of packages so 
dependencies can then be resolved).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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