Re: Debian for x86-64 (AMD Opteron)
Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> multiple names. We could make this easier in dpkg probably. And then
> you would only install i386 packages if there wasn't an x86-64 package
> with the same package name...
For application that approach (use x86-64 if available, i386
otherwise) would likely work. But for library packages it must be
possible to install 32bit and 64bit versions in parallel, so it must
be possible to separate glibc 32bit + glibc 64bit somehow.
Using different names for 32bit and 64bit shared library packages is
IMHO not a bad idea to deal with the issue. Sure, you have to touch
every f*cking library package to implement that, but you have to do
that anyway to move the 64bit versions of the shared libraries to
/lib64 (and this in turn is needed to be compatible with the rest of
Gerd Knorr <email@example.com>