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

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:47:15AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > And yes, the only real long term reason for 32bit amd64 support is
> > "COMMERCIAL NON-FREE BINARY-ONLY crap". The reason for /lib64 and
> > /usr/lib64 on the other hand is compatibility with other linux
> > distributions.
> Speaking of compatibility, are you following the LSB activity in this area?
> http://www.linuxbase.org/~matsw/multi-arch.html

I haven't followed it but so far we do comply with it.
> > And its a completly different world for sparc64, mips64, s390x, ppc64.
> > Arguing about amd64 not needing 32bit doesn't help at all. There are still
> > 4 archs left that do need it. Multiarch support is comming one way or the
> > other, live with it. The question is how not if.
> Interestingly, the page above categorizes x86_64 with s390x (64-bit native)
> rather than with ppc64 and ia64 (32-bit native, 64-bit capable).  Oddly, it
> doesn't mention sparc64.

Or mips64 which is the worst example with 3 abis to support.


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