Re: Debian for x86-64 (AMD Opteron)
>> Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * modify dpkg (already planned) to allow it to install packages from
> different architectures on a system where it makes sense
> * change the naming of the libraries, for example by adding '64' to
> the 64bit version of a library
> That way you could do something like:
> # echo x86-64 >> /etc/dpkg/legal-archs
> # dpkg -i libgtk2-2.0-1_i386.deb
> # dpkg -i lib64gtk2-2.0-1_x8664.deb
That doesn't scale terribly well, does it? Everytime a new 64 bit
architecture is introduced, all the library packages have to be updated
by hand (instead of just being recompiled).
The Arch field needs to be expanded, too, e.g. a la Brinkmann.
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