Re: amd64 and dpkg and so
On Saturday 30 August 2003 00:23, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Then why not do a pure 64-bit release that uses /usr/lib64?
> Or is adding that "64" part of the issue regarding the need to
> upgrade dpkg?
The largest part of the work is converting the library packages to
support installing to lib64. Adding support for this to dpkg is
part of the problem as well. It could be done without changes to
dpkg, but that would make the work on the library packages far more
difficult than it already is.
Note that those problems are basically solved, the solutions just
won't make it into the official sarge release.