Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal
Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@hogyros.de> writes:
> > Proposal:
> > A. Develop two architecture:
> > i386 : this is Debian/i386 as exist today
> > amd64: this a native port of Debian to Amd64 with 64 bit binaries.
> > B. On Amd64, people have the choice to install either i386 or amd64
> > C. People that need both install a i386 chroot on top of amd64 or a
> > amd64 chroot on top of i386.
> > Optional:
> > D. Debian provides a front-end to debootstrap and debhelper to make
> > installation and integration of chroot easier.
> E. Debian provides a patched ld.so for the amd64 platform that knows how
> to chroot() and re-exec(), thus providing transparency.
> F. ???
> G. PROFIT!
Forget it. A chroot is out of the question. Noone is going for it.
Multiarch is coming and its going to have /lib, /lib32 and/or /lib64
dpenending on the architecture involved.
Look beyond the decisions that were already made years ago.