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Re: AMD64 Port: Almost all packages are ready to be uploaded

On (09/05/04 18:54), Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Frederik Schueler (fs@lowpingbastards.de) wrote:
> > On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 05:17:31PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > > Does Debian's pure amd64 port use lib instead of lib64?
> > 
> > would probably render us incompatible to others and the FHS. Please see
> > the discussion on debian-amd64 starting with
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2004/05/msg00050.html
> This is not accurate.  The FHS defines the location of the loader, which
> we support.  The libraries are found through the normal directory
> search.  So long as the binaries being brought over are 64bit they'll
> probably work.  Of course, I don't really believe it's terribly useful
> to be able to copy a binary from RH to Debian (does anyone actually *do*
> this?!) but it should work.

Why do you think we have "alien" in our distro? Just to occupy space on
the mirrors? ;) I used it barely yesterday (zebedee doesn't seem to be
packaged for Debian yet)


				Grzegorz B. Prokopski

PS: I am going to get an AMD64 system in next few weeks.

Grzegorz B. Prokopski <gadek@debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux      http://www.debian.org
SableVM - LGPLed JVM  http://www.sablevm.org
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