Devuan bug report logs - #365
Outdated binutils-i686-linux-gnu version in Beowulf

Package: binutils-i686-linux-gnu; Maintainer for binutils-i686-linux-gnu is (unknown); Source for binutils-i686-linux-gnu is src:binutils.

Reported by: Idar <>

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:11:33 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 2.31.1-16

Done: Mark Hindley <>

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Subject: Re: Outdated binutils-i686-linux-gnu version in Beowulf
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:47:47 +0000

These dependencies appear to be in sync now.


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From: Idar <>
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Subject: Outdated binutils-i686-linux-gnu version in Beowulf
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 16:28:45 +0000
Package: binutils-i686-linux-gnu
Version: 2.31.1-16

I'm running Beowulf and am attempting to install gcc-8-multilib-i686-linux-gnu, which requires binutils-i686-linux-gnu.

Runing 'apt-get install binutils-i686-linux-gnu' results in:
binutils-i686-linux-gnu : Depends: binutils-common (= 2.31.1-16) but 2.33.1-5 is to be installed

Running 'apt list --installed | grep binutils-common' confirms that I have 2.33.1-5 installed:
binutils-common/now 2.33.1-5 amd64 [installed,local]

I'm guessing there should have been (or will be) a 2.33.1-5 version of binutils-i686-linux-gnu as well.

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