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Re: multiarch/bi-arch status (ETA) question

On 7/5/05, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> But you don't realy gain anything by multiarch for amd64. Only 3
> things come to my mind: OpenOffice, Flash support and w32codecs +
> 32bit mplayer. And only OO is in Debian.

The big advantage is binary compatibility with the rest of the Linux
world. While a pure port is certainly very elegant, I would not be
able to actually use it, without having a separate installation for
binary compatibility.


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