Tcl/Tk multiarch should work for embedded interpreters

Bug #1164937 reported by Matthias Klose on 2013-04-05
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tcl8.5 (Ubuntu)
Low
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tcl8.6 (Ubuntu)
Low
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tk8.5 (Ubuntu)
Low
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tk8.6 (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

this is about further work for multiarching Tcl/Tk, continued from LP: #1122120

now, the library is moved into the multiarch location, but nothing else. I think this can be done better. The goal should be to have a runnable embedded Tcl interpreter inside the tcl8.5-lib packages. This includes the shared library files. Packages like vim should be installable for the foreign architecture with keeping tcl8.5 installed for the native architecture.

Colin:
> vim seems like a very tenuous use case, anyway. I can't think of a
> reason I'd want to install it from a foreign architecture.

vim was just used here as an example for an embedded interpreter. E.g. Installing the amd64 gdb on i386 with the embedded python interpreter to debug 64bit executables is a better use case. So please see vim just as an example.

Matthias Klose (doko) on 2013-04-05
Changed in tcl8.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in tcl8.6 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in tk8.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in tk8.6 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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