Re: Q about ia32-apt-get
Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
Alex Samad <email@example.com> writes:
Seems like there has been some traffic about ia32-apt-get, just
wondering if this is the new way forward instead of ia32-libs
is there any must read articles about ia32-apt-get ?
That remains to be seen. Some people want the old ia32-libs back but
so far the new maintainer hasn't uploaded it again. And I will keep
using and maintaining ia32-apt-get.
At the moment it is a "Pick your poison" situation.
FWIW, I was always curious about whether it was possible for the Debian
to provide a more sane packaging system than 'ia32-libs' for 32-bit
libraries on AMD64 setups. Now that 'ia32-apt-get' has moved from
experimental to unstable, I immediately switched to the new system to
test it and (maybe) help iron out any bugs. In the long run, I think it
makes much more sense for Debian (and its derivatives) to do things this