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

Goswin von Brederlow dijo [Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 08:46:59AM +0100]:
> > There obviously isn't that much of a need for i386 3rd party support if
> > RedHat and SuSE don't support it.
> > 
> > Chris
> They sort of do. They are capable of running i386 3rd party
> programs. They don't support a mixed suse/rh system so.
> Meaning they have everything laid out as a multiarch debian amd64 has
> with 32bit libs in /lib and 64bit libs in /lib64 and so on. You can't
> install a i386 kde with yast though, there is only the amd64 rpm
> package.

Ok... Wouldn't it then be enough to provide for a complete 64-bit
system and just the most common libraries for 32 bit (most common, I
know, is quite hard to define)? If the reason for handling a mixed
system is to allow for third party software to work, then it must not
be top priority. 


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