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Re: [multiarch] Proposal for *-dev packages

"C. Scott Ananian" <cananian@lesser-magoo.csail.mit.edu> writes:

> 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 depends.
> Let's not talk as if this was a reasonable thing.

The argument was that you need the developement files for both archs
not just the library itself.


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