Comment 8 for bug 1093819

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

> Oh, hrm. That could be because the dpkg postinst only adds i386 as an arch on fresh installs, but dpkg is never a fresh install.
> (Since debootstrap unpacks it without running postinsts, then reinstalls it, IIRC)

What dpkg actually does is extract the contents of the packages, then call dpkg --unpack, and finally call dpkg --configure. So the maintainer scripts should be run with all the normal arguments.