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

On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 08:00:57AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Lots of people have posted to say they want a full amd64 distribution
> with everything recompiled, and I agree. So then apart from support for
> source-less i386 binaries, why do we need the ability to install i386
> packages?

Well, at least running on ppc, I find a few things are unavailable that
are available for i386. Mostly non-free stuff, but also a few things
that just don't port well.

Personally, I think being able to install foo_i386.deb on arch: non-i386
would just be damn cool.


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