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

Will Newton <will@misconception.org.uk> writes:

> On Monday 12 Jan 2004 6:19 am, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > The i386 support is needed for 3rd party products. The amd64 support
> > is needed for the larger address space, e.g. for a big mysql/postgres
> > DB. People who need both need a mixed system. The question is not if
> > Debian provides a mixed system but how nicely it is done. I feel your
> > still arguing about wether there even should be a mixed system.
> I freely admit to knowing less than nothing about this subject. However...
> Would it be possible to just install Debian on two seperate partitions and 
> build some kind of infrastructure for easily chrooting from one to the other 
> when necessary? It would then be possible to boot into either system at the 
> boot prompt to use as the "host" and run legacy apps (or experimental new 
> ones) using "some mechanism" that is yet to be fully explained. :)
> Obviously you would want to automate the install somehow too...
> Do the binaries really have to be on the same file system? It seems to me a 
> recipe for confusion at least.

Sure thats possible. But besides the point.


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