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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

On Friday 06 February 2004 12:10 am, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 10:48:08AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > There are two other benefits of having everything pure 64-bit:
> >
> > 1. Simplicity for users
> >
> > 2. Quicker port to the users
> And having 2 versions of every lib installed would really, really suck.

No, this is a desirable feature of a multiarch system. If you want to run both 
32 and 64 bit programs then you need both versions of the lib installed. This 
is unavoidable.

Note that in practice you would only actually install both the 64 and 32 bit 
versions of the lib is you had both 32 and 64 bit programs which require that 

Doing apt-get install <program which requires libfoo> would only install the 
required version of libfoo, not both.


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