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

On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 09:13:47PM -0400, David Wood wrote:
> 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?

   They're not (directly) the way that the Debian multiarch is most
likely to go. Unfortunately, the relevant site seems to be down, but
take a look at [1], and possibly some of the other (Google cached)
files in [2].

> 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?

   Because you can't demonstrate that your modified packages are
actually going to work properly (and in fact, they won't, if you make
only the modifications you propose) without having a working
multiarch-aware packaging system to test them with.


[2] http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Araw.no+multiarch&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial

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