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

On 14-Jan-04, 00:30 (CST), Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote: 
> Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> writes:
> > On 13-Jan-04, 10:32 (CST), Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.cx> wrote: 
> > > Ummm... Not only for commercial non-free binary-only. Remember there
> > > are many unofficial apt mirrors, mostly built for i386. Non-technical
> > > users might want to install that packages on their AMD64 systems.
> > 
> > Non-technical users might want to install those unofficial i386 packages
> > on their powerpc, too, but it ain't gonna work.
> Dpkg won't let them whereas i386 on amd64 works fine now.

I understand that this can work. My point was that *in and of itself*,
the fact that most unofficial apt repositories are i386 should not
influence in the Debian amd64 design and implementation.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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