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

* Bob Proulx (bob@proulx.com) wrote:
> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Hugo Mills <hugo-64@carfax.org.uk> writes:
> > >    How? You can't install your two multiarch versions of libvorbis
> > > without a hacked package manager that understands how to do it.
> > 
> > You name packages lib32foo and lib64foo or something non
> > conflicting. Or you use the multiarch patch for dpkg.
> I really don't like needing to change the package names to be uniquely
> named.  I think for multiarch to really work in Debian then dpkg needs
> to have a split brain where the architecture specific packages are
> tracked separately.

I think that's what Goswin was saying ("Or you use the multiarch patch
for dpkg.").  I thought the original idea was to have the package names
be the same actually.  I don't know that it'd be a big deal either way



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