Re: multiarch/bi-arch status (ETA) question
On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Hugo Mills wrote:
I guess I can only ask... what... on... earth... was the problem?
Actually, I don't see where you've said what was objectionable about
Well, let's say you want to install a 32-bit xine. That's written
in C, so you have to have a 32-bit glibc. So, you use dpkg to install
the 32-bit version of glibc2. But... you can't, because you already
*have* a package called glibc2 installed, which is the 64-bit version.
No, you misunderstand. I don't expect that to work. It's obvious that if
you just made the directory structure switch you still have a long way to
go before you can install two different glibc packages. I'm just saying,
why not make the directory structure switch and then _start_ doing the
work of adding support to the package system/packages. Then, as I said:
"At some point the infrastructure work is done and a big enough subset of
packages are ready, and you can switch. But in the meantime, why not
start? At least make a decision, move the directories..."