libopenal-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev don't support multiarch

James Dolan jdolanspam at
Fri Jan 25 22:25:45 UTC 2013

Pardon my ignorance, but is there a reason why a lot of these devel
packages don't have multiarch support? libopenal-dev for instance has no
data diffs between i386 and amd64 yet its missing the "Pre-Depends:
multiarch-support" line in the control file of the .deb. This makes cross
compiling really annoying when in theory it should "just work". libopenal1
is multi-arch, but of course its the -dev package that setups the symbolic
links needed to make things link. Posting to this list because its marked
as the "Maintainer" of those particular packages.
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