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Re: Debian for x86-64 (AMD Opteron)

>> Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:

 > * modify dpkg (already planned) to allow it to install packages from
 >   different architectures on a system where it makes sense
 > * change the naming of the libraries, for example by adding '64' to
 >   the 64bit version of a library
 > That way you could do something like:
 > # echo x86-64 >> /etc/dpkg/legal-archs
 > # dpkg -i libgtk2-2.0-1_i386.deb
 > # dpkg -i lib64gtk2-2.0-1_x8664.deb

 That doesn't scale terribly well, does it?  Everytime a new 64 bit
 architecture is introduced, all the library packages have to be updated
 by hand (instead of just being recompiled).

 The Arch field needs to be expanded, too, e.g. a la Brinkmann.

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