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Re: Upcoming Debian multiarch support (amd64, sparc64, s390x, mips64) [affects sarge slightly]

On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:23:27PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Ok, the lesser abi is i386. Please do change sarge. :)
> As said before there are 3 groups:
> 1. pure i386 system
> 2. pure amd64 system
> 3. multiarch system
> SuSe and RH only support 1 and 2. Debian wanted to support all 3 and
> hat conflicts with one ABIs packages depending on the other. Forcing
> the i386 packages on pure amd64 users bloats the system needlessly.
> You might not like it but so far the middle ground for all has been
> to support all 3 setups even if that means eventually splitting a
> bunch of packages to prevent the bloat.

Since both RedHat and SuSE don't support multiarch systems there is little
reason for Debian to either. Lets face it, the only reason Debian is even
considering multiarch is for COMMERCIAL NON-FREE BINARY-ONLY crap to work,
any company producing said software for Linux will want it to work on at
least RedHat and SuSE...


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