How to tell a arch-all package to build on specific architecture?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Mar 7 07:24:54 UTC 2012

On 02/26/2012 04:50 AM, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> Hi Andreas (2012.02.26_14:05:59_+0200)
>> by default, arch: all packages are built on the i386 buildds. That is
>> fine for most packages, but I found one where it isn't, openbios-ppc.
>> This needs a powerpc to build on, see
>> How can one do that in Ubuntu?
> One can't. That package has never built in Ubuntu.
> SR

The multiarch spec contained a proposal to annotate arch:all packages
with a Build-Architecture field, but I don't believe anyone has
implemented it.

Scott Ritchie

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