I am the Debian maintainer of this package and believe the issue was resolved. Closing this bug.
** Changed in: libgsm (Ubuntu) Status: Confirmed => Fix Released -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to libgsm in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1270629 Title: the 32bit version of libgsm1 package is broken on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Status in libgsm package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Bug description: Hello Some software, like CrossOver relies of 32bit version of various libs to provide various functionality that Windows applications require. Upon attempting to install libgsm1:i386 two things might happen: 1) the package manager will try to uninstall the 64bit version of this lib and others 2) a message like this gets printed on screen: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgsm1 : Conflicts: libgsm1:i386 but 1.0.13-3 is to be installed libgsm1:i386 : Conflicts: libgsm1 but 1.0.13-3 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. This does not happen on 64 bit versions of Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04 Package: libgsm1:i386 (not installed) ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23~precise1-generic 3.11.10 Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sun Jan 19 21:29:48 2014 InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130213) MarkForUpload: True ProcEnviron: TERM=xterm PATH=(custom, no user) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash SourcePackage: libgsm UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgsm/+bug/1270629/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp