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

David Wood <obsidian@panix.com> writes:

> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
>> There are not going to be any symlinks at all.  There is no need
> So, the posted documents are not correct on this (basic, major) point?

The only case symlinks are needed is binaries with rpath. Death to
binaries with rpath. :)

Having the links can hide problems in other parts I would rather see
crash and burn during build than 2 years from now when symlinks are

> And why not have them? Obviously there is a need - to ease migration...
> If I may venture a little further, the idea that all of this must be
> done in one giant atomic effort is apparently very popular... why?

At best that is a misconception. Or a misunderstanding of the design.


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