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

Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> writes:

> * 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
> though.
> 	Thanks,
> 		Stephen

Yes, that is what I ment. The renaming is just to test the package
without having to need a multiarch capable package management.


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