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Re: When will amd64 be allowed in sid?

Michael Neuffer <neuffer@neuffer.info> writes:

> Quoting Adam Majer (adamm@galacticasoftware.com):
>> I want to have *a* 64-bit AMD port. It doesn't really matter to me if it 
>> has 32-bit support built in alongside 64-bit since I'm not likely to use 
>> it. What matters is the native 64-bit support.
> Me in contrast, I'm (very) likely to use it.
>> 32/64 multiarch is not likely to be ready by time Sarge rolls out - 
>> 64-bit only has a better chance.
>> So I think that now we should get pure Amd64 into Sid, and then we can 
>> worry about  multiarch.
> OK, maybe we can agree on this:
> It is necessary to have _a_ 64bit port in Debian and it should be
> included in Sarge if at all possible.
> Additionally it is necessary that we build this port in a way that 
> we don't block the paths to a simple migration to a biarch ports
> from the 64bit pure port.

Multiarch has been around for 5 years and not gotten into debian so
there is not much point waiting for it.

> I think this is what most pure 64bit protagonists don't like to 
> think about because it makes things much more complicated for them.
> Cheers
>    Mike


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