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Re: i386 compatibility & libstdc++

On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Nick Phillips wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 09:20:33AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > Another question, of course, is what does supporting 386s lose us?  I've
> Binary compatibility with other distributions & usability of 3rd-party
> C++ binaries. That was what started this thread, remember?

I should have been more specific in what I was referring to.  The subthread
I was replying in was more about a 386 distro in general, and trying to
subdue those who would take my message as support for pushing pbuilder-esque
sub-architectures into Debian.  Perhaps a subject change or similar would
have been useful.

For the original problem, it surely should be possible to build 386 and 486+
versions of libstdc++ and include both in the distro, with linker magic (or
installer magic) to tell the difference?

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer, Geek In Residence

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