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

Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.cx> writes:

> 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. 
> Greetings,

That still means you have to find a solution for the most common libs,
which are those present in nearly every packages Depends/Build-Depends

The problem doesn't go away by reducing the number of 32 bit libs


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