[Bug 1576960] Re: apt-mark prints ambiguous package name

Jarno Suni 1576960 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 1 07:32:54 UTC 2016

The architecture of e.g. debconf is not some specific architecture, but

So when you want to use the output of apt-mark as an argument for
dpkg(-query), you need to tune the name by a shell function like this,
right? :

dpkg-pkgname() {
 nativearch=$([ "$(uname -i)" = "x86_64" ] && echo amd64 || echo i386)
 [ -f /var/lib/dpkg/info/"$1".list ] && echo $1 || echo $1:amd64

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  apt-mark prints ambiguous package name

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Example in shell:

  $ dpkg-query -W -f='${binary:Package} ${Status}\n' libfontconfig1
  libfontconfig1:amd64 install ok installed
  libfontconfig1:i386 install ok installed

  $ apt-mark showauto libfontconfig1
  $ apt-mark showauto libfontconfig1:i386
  $ apt-mark showmanual libfontconfig1:i386
  $ apt-mark showauto libfontconfig1:amd64
  $ apt-mark showmanual libfontconfig1
  libfontconfig1              <---- should be libfontconfig1:amd64
  $ apt-mark showmanual libfontconfig1:amd64
  libfontconfig1              <---- should be libfontconfig1:amd64

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.13
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-85.129-lowlatency 3.13.11-ckt36
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-85-lowlatency x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Sat Apr 30 12:50:48 2016
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-09-21 (587 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.1)
  SourcePackage: apt
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  modified.conffile..etc.kernel.postinst.d.apt.auto.removal: [modified]
  mtime.conffile..etc.kernel.postinst.d.apt.auto.removal: 2016-02-03T01:46:24.317010

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