Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal
Stephane Bortzmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 12:47:13PM +0100,
> Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> wrote
> a message of 27 lines which said:
> > Because otherwise debian is a small island of incompatibility. Firms
> > will produce their software as rpm for SuSe and RH amd64 and Debian
> > users will be left out.
> Since it is an issue only for commercial and closed software, why is
> it a problem? Free software can always be recompiled.
Because users need commercial and closed software and you still need
to patch source before recompiling if you change the way things work