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Re: deleting binary soft link on ftp sites

Guy Maor <maor@ece.utexas.edu> wrote:

>sacampbe@mercator.math.uwaterloo.ca writes:
>> In anticipation of Debian being released (publically)for platforms
>> other than ix86 it would be a good idea to phase out the use of
>> the binary -> binary-i386 link on the ftp sites as this could
>> cause confusion. Is there anything that actually uses this link?
>Very old versions of dselect use it.  It's meant for backwards

Are these the same versions which have problems with Packages files
with epochs in them?  If so, might removing these links help avoid
problems, by forcing them to install the latest dpkg by hand?

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