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Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 12:47:13PM +0100,
>  Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> 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
everywhere else.


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