Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal
On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 09:55:33PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> 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.
> Forget it. A chroot is out of the question. Noone is going for it.
Do you imply that some design decisions will make the above arrangement
impossible ? Or that a native amd64 port is out of the question ?
Imagine a large red swirl here.