Re: multiarch/bi-arch status (ETA) question
On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 03:04:56PM -0400, David Wood wrote:
> I don't understand. As far as I could see the problem you raised was what
> a (finished) multiarch solves.
Multiarch was never finished as far as I know.
> I keep saying it. There's a symlink. It's backwards-compatible! There is
> no package building involved to get started!
> If I have /usr/lib
> and suddenly it becomes a symlink to /usr/lib/i386-linux/
> What's the problem? Yes, it will take work to _finish_, but why haven't we
> even _started_?
Many packages/programs have hardcoded paths in them which will look in
/usr/lib and not in your new directory.
Also not at all compatible with existing software on any architecture.