Re: [multiarch] Proposal for *-dev packages
* "C. Scott Ananian"
| I think this discussion has veered way off track. glibc is the
| bottom line. If you cannot install multiple subarchs of glibc in
| parallel, then multiarch support is basically broken: you *cannot*
| run i386 binaries on a system with an amd64 glibc (without a chroot,
| which isn't a solution for users) and the backwards compatibility of
| the platform is completely lost. Likewise if you install a i386
| glibc on a user's amd64 machine, they might as well have bought a
| pentium. --purge and --reinstall to switch subarchs is just not a
| valid option for glibc, on which just about every debian package
We are talking about development packages, not library packages.
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