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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

* Tony Hoyle (tmh@nodomain.org) wrote:
> Stephen Frost wrote:
> > That's why you're likely to have to rebuild everything for amd64 after
> > the changes to the packaging system are made which is why some people
> > don't see much point in a 64bit-only native Debian system now.
> >
> With that example you're going to have to rebuild every package for i386 
> as well.  Fundamental changes to the packaging system will require that 
> anyway.

Eh, not necessairly, people were saying that there could be assumptions
made that if the field isn't there then it's whatever the original way
was.  That would avoid having to rebuild the i386 debs.

> TBH I don't give a crap about /lib64 myself - a pure 64bit debian would 
> do fine.  I want 64bit because I develop software that needs testing in 
> 64bit... if gentoo actually worked properly I'd be using that now (they 
> just compile everything 64bit to /lib then have a symlink to /lib64 for 
> compatibility, which sounds like the best way.).

I'd be find with this myself.


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