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Re: i386 compatibility & libstdc++

Matthew Palmer <mjp16@ieee.uow.edu.au> writes:

> On 26 Apr 2003, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le sam 26/04/2003 à 02:59, Matthew Palmer a écrit :
> > > 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?
> > 
> > That would not be enough. We need specific versions of C++ applications
> > for 386. Of course, only a few should be enough : python, apt, groff...
> > but that is far from an empty list. That's why dropping i386 completely
> > and provide an i386 subset of the distribution seems reasonable.
> Whoops, of course.  so we'd have ftp.debian.org/ woody main 386only then? 
> Dunno if the autobuilders could handle it, but it'd be one way around it...

Couldn't this be solved by using Marcus Brinkmann's
architectures-as-dependencies plan?  Would this not allow to have
several packages, each targetted for different processors?

Roger Leigh

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