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Re: amd64 porters IRC meeting: preparations for sarge

On 4/23/05, Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@ftbfs.de> wrote:
> Here we go:
> Logfile: http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/irc-log.txt
> Summary: http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/irc-summary.txt

Thank you very much for the results and the log. The future does
indeed look promissing.

But I do have a question about openoffice/chroot. As far as I could
figure it out, the prepared solution was to install the openoffice
package with a 32bit binary under /, and tell ld.so to use libraries
from a 32bit chroot to resolve openoffice. At least that works nicely
for me.

But now I see hints to use dchroot. And while to me as a developer
that seems fine, I think it is not a feasible solution for the "end
user". The chroot environment has so many subtle difference compared
to the normal environment, that it could be very confusing. At the end
of the day, the installation should appear as one system, and not as a
split personality :-)

So is there any option planned to run openoffice (and other 32bit
apps) directly? It might still be located in /emul/i386, but I would
like to call it directly, without the dchroot wrapper. I think
openoffice can be installed into any directory, so it should be


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