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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.

Len Sorensen

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