BOINC for amd64 should depend on the libc6-i386 or ia32-libs

Bug #560143 reported by RussianNeuroMancer
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
boinc (Debian)
Fix Released
boinc (Ubuntu)
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: boinc

BOINC package for amd64 not incude dependency by libc6-i386.
In result BOINC for amd64 can't compute any tasks until user install libc6-i386 pacakge.

Please add libc6-i386 package to boinc-client dependencies or recommendations.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: boinc 6.10.17+dfsg-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 11 01:42:41 2010
InstallationMedia: Error: [Errno 13] Отказано в доступе: '/var/log/installer/media-info'
SourcePackage: boinc

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote : is similar, bug suggests recommending ia32-libs instead.

At I've found something related, but it got never applied (AFAICS).

summary: - BOINC for amd64 not include dependency by libc6-i386
+ BOINC for amd64 should recommend libc6-i386 or ia32-libs
Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in boinc:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in boinc (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Daniel Hahler (blueyed)
Changed in boinc:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
summary: - BOINC for amd64 should recommend libc6-i386 or ia32-libs
+ BOINC for amd64 should depend on the libc6-i386 or ia32-libs
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Steffen Möller (moeller-debian) wrote :

Could someone please help me with a patch that would keep the package functional on non Intel|AMD machines?
One can recommend about everything, but to truly depend on it ... donno.

Today, the setting is

Package: boinc-client
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, python (>= 2.3), adduser, ca-certificates
Suggests: boinc-app-seti, boinc-manager, x11-xserver-utils, ia32-libs

Package: boinc-manager
Section: x11
Recommends: boinc-client, ia32-libs
Suggests: libgl1-mesa-glx, libxt6

and this is motivated by the observation that the scientific applications themselves are commonly completely static while the graphics often explicitly needs the 32 bit variant. Am I wrong? What projects are making those problems?

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Steffen Möller (moeller-debian) wrote :

The answer is to add the architecture name in braces. 6.12.32+ shall bring it.

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Steffen Möller (moeller-debian) wrote :

After reading through, which expresses a fierce opposition to a dependency on the ia32 libs, I have now changed my mind and will leave it with the recommends.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package boinc - 6.12.32+dfsg-1

boinc (6.12.32+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version.
    - finally contains MAXPATHLEN fixes for building on HURD
    - fewer warnings while compiling (some Debian patches
  * Initial preparations for merging with developments
    for Debian and beyond at SZTAKI, Budapest.
  * amd64 package now explicitly presents itself also
    as i686 savvy as an alternative platform name and such such it now
    not only recommends but depends with its -client on ia32-lib
    (Closes: #562431) (lp: #560143).

boinc (6.12.28+dfsg-7) UNRELEASED; urgency=low

  * Added download script for binary applications from
  * Added recommends in -manager for ia32-lib-gtk
    for amd64 only to better guarantee functional graphics
  * Added recommends in -client for ia32-lib
  * Added recommends to -server-maker to uuid-runtime for genuuid

boinc (6.12.28+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Change amd64 platform name to upstream's
    x86_64-pc-linux-gnu from x86_64-linux-gnu.

boinc (6.12.28+dfsg-5) UNRELEASED; urgency=low

  * Drop build-dep on obsolete libxcb-atom (closes: #626669). That code was
    disabled by debian/patches/Makefile_subdirs.patch anyway.
 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:46:55 +0000

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in boinc (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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