virtual (build) packages are resolved by first match

Bug #1758895 reported by Igor Galić on 2018-03-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Snapcraft
Medium
Kyle Fazzari

Bug Description

this can lead to problems when a package such as `tclsh` is provided by `tcl:386` or `tcl:amd64` and the amd64 package is already installed.

for inexplicable reasons, those two packages conflict, so rather than

 the [following line](https://github.com/snapcore/snapcraft/blob/master/snapcraft/internal/repo/_deb.py#L248)

        if apt_cache.is_virtual_package(name):
            name = apt_cache.get_providing_packages(name)[0].name

a better safer approach might be to first filter by `architecture`.

Changed in snapcraft:
assignee: nobody → Kyle Fazzari (kyrofa)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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