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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

Chris Cheney <ccheney@cheney.cx> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 06:50:22PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > The problems are more complex. Read up on the past discussions here
> > and on debian-devel. Most places you have to change to get lib64
> > working you also have to change again later for the multiarch
> > support. You would have to fix the same files and lines twice so the
> > first time around is just wasted.
> I must be missing something but since all the other dists already
> support AMD64 and supposedly are mixed then why do we have this
> problem at all?
> Chris

Because other archs drop the problems into peoples hands and let them
deal with the mess. If you install 32bit stuff on RH/SuSe and
something breaks its your problem.

In Debian we try to make apt/dpkg refuse or at least warn before
breaking stuff.


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