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Re: When will amd64 be allowed in sid?

On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 11:38:40PM +0200, Michael Neuffer wrote:
> Quoting Kurt Roeckx (Q@ping.be):
> > On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 07:33:10PM +0200, Michael Neuffer wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > > I think this is what most pure 64bit protagonists don't like to 
> > > think about because it makes things much more complicated for them.
> > 
> > I thought we didn't want biarch and wanted multiarch.  And I
> > think it should be easier to migrate from pure64 to multiarch.
> How do you define the difference between biarch and multiarch ?

biarch is the old /lib /lib64 FHS/LSB way. Multiarch is the new system
that uses /lib/(gcc version)/ with symlinks for /lib /lib64 which can
support more than two archs on the same system. I believe that aj and
taggart have more information on their websites.


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