Re: Concerns about AMD64 port
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 03:48:23PM +0100, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > Nobody objects to having native 64-bit packages when this is sensible
> > for a package. If that was the case, we could just install i386
> > Debian and be done with it, after all. So I really fail to see your
> > problem.
> Why is it not sensible for all packages?
Because there's no gain for some packages, and it wastes mirror
space. Some packages, like say a window manager, really don't need
more than 2G RAM, and are not time critical either.
However, this might be difficult to decide in some cases, people might
use packages for unusual tasks; also having too much 32 bit stuff
might lead to duplicately loaded libraries. Therefore, I wouldn't mind
if simply everything was built for amd64.