Emacs should be Multi-Arch: foreign

Bug #927434 reported by Karl Hegbloom on 2012-02-06
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emacs23 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

See Bug #927387

When I try to install 'mozart:i386', it fails like this:

karlheg@oaktree:~/src/Ubuntu/precise$ sudo apt-get install mozart:i386
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:
 mozart:i386 : Depends: emacs23:i386 or
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I think that if Emacs23 was declared with Multi-Arch: foreign I would be able to install mozart. See:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: emacs23 23.3+1-1ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-8000.2~ppa1-generic-tuxonice 3.2.2
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-8000-generic-tuxonice x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Feb 5 20:47:15 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110301.7)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: emacs23
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-26 (11 days ago)

Karl Hegbloom (karl.hegbloom) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in emacs23 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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