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Re: ia32 library repository

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:41:59PM +0100, Javier Serrano Polo wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'll be changing the components from ia32 to main, contrib and non-free
> in a couple of hours or less. The line'd be:
> deb lenny main contrib non-free
thanks for the work
> I managed to run some ppc programs (several core utils, xeyes, glxgears
> without dri) using qemu-ppc and some i386 programs using qemu-i386 over
> qemu-ppc (several core utils but bash, xeyes, glxgears without dri). So
> basically the multiarch scheme works but isn't usable yet.
> Changes are needed in glibc and qemu. I've submitted enough bugs however
> that need to be addressed first, so I'll freeze the work. Besides,
> developing with cross compiling and double emulation is far from an
> ideal environment and, surprisingly, powerpc users didn't seem
> interested. There's no need to start distributing custom glibcs and
> qemus around.
> Scripts apart, the only issue remaining is to wait. After some weeks
> (probably less than a month), I'll contact Alex M. to increase the
> bandwidth and then the ftp-masters to find out their judgement.
> Bye.
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