Re: [multiarch] Proposal for *-dev packages
On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 03:40:56PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > * Goswin von Brederlow
> > | Other could do with conflicting -dev packages. But the majority of
> > | people I talked to so far would like to havethem installed in parallel
> > | instead of having to purge and reinstall them each time they compile
> > | for a different bit depth.
> > |
> > | Just consider compiling a benchmark that tests 32 bit and 64 bit
> > | support. That would be hell.
> > We aren't gentoo. Users aren't supposed to do that, but if they do,
> > they should use a chroot. Optimize for the common case.
> You couldn't use a chroot. You couldn't install both 32bit and 64bit
> dev packages in it.
> The common case includes all the DDs tat will go out and buy an amd64
> system next. They should be ablte to compile, develope and test i386
> and amd64 debs easily. Having 4 systems (2 for work, 2 for
> sbuild/pbuilder for uploads) is some bloat. You just trippeled the
> number of chroots needed.
So instead you'd rather double the number of -dev packages in the
archive for everyone?
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