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

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 08:02:31PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> This is completely insane. If nothing is done without some interest from
> the maintainer, having packages ported will be a terrible pain. AMD64
> users will have to hurry hundreds of maintainers to make an effort for
> an arch they don't use, and it's not like there weren't any lazy
> maintainers.

That's one reason why NMUs are possible.

Most ports require lots of changes to packages (updating config.*, fixing
bugs that never used to matter, eg), it's not an insurmountable problem.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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