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Re: amd64 and dpkg and so

On Thu, 2003-09-04 at 17:55, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 09:46:58AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > I presume that the problem of x86_64 and x86 packages having the same 
> > > files in /usr/share/doc et al are going to be addressed somehow ?
> > 
> > Shouldn't the 32- and 64-bit versions of a package conflict with each
> > other?  Why would you want both versions installed at once?

Say the apps "foo" and "bar" both need the package "perl-frob".

If "foo" is 32-bit, then it needs "perl32-frob", and if "bar" is
64-bit, then it needs "perl64-frob".

Thus, both 32- and 64-bit versions of "perl-frob" must be installed.

Say that the 32-bit app "foo" would need the 32-bit version of 
library "perl-bar", and the 64-bit app "wiggle"

> To run 32-bit binary alongside 64-bit binary.
> That's what this 32-bit-and-64-bit talk is all about.

I can, though, see where "foo32" and "foo64" would need to conflict
with each other.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

LUKE: Is Perl better than Python?
YODA: No... no... no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
LUKE: But how will I know why Python is better than Perl?
YODA: You will know. When your code you try to read six months 
from now.

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