Re: ia32-apt-get and dependencies errors
----- Original Message ----
> From: Hans-J. Ullrich <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, 14 August, 2009 8:05:09 PM
> Subject: ia32-apt-get and dependencies errors
> Dear maintainers,
> IMO the complete removing of the package ia32-apt-get by the ftp-master is not
> such good style.
> Doing so is breaking the system, as some applications need ia32-somewhat
> packages. For example , I found no way, to install nvidia-glx-ia32, as it
> depends on ia32-libx11-6 and ia32-libxext6.
> Same problem is for googleearth, and I do not know, which packages are also
> If you think, you should remove ia32-apt-get, so please make sure, it does not
> break the system! I am a little bit concerned, why ftp-master decided to
> remove it, even if this package might be in unstable state, it should be at
> least in experimental, so that people can choose to use it or not.
> I tested ia32-apt-get now for a long time, it is working very well, no
> problems are found. But going back to ia32-libs and ia32-libs-gtk would break
> the system now.
> How can I help other people? I cannot help them to install needed packages
> (like nvidia-glx-ia32) as they cannot installed. I cannot correct this, by
> telling him: "Install ia32-apt-get" because ftp-master removed ia32-apt-get!
> Bad situation, don't you agree?
> So, please put it back, at least to experimental.
> Have a nice weekend
> Hans-J. Ullrich
I agree, I vote for ia32-apt-get
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