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Re: Bug#248043: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

I am wondering - how long will it be before this can be installed using a
normal debian installer? anyone have an ETA or a URL that includes the
instructions on how to load this port (and not the "install 32-bit mode,
then upgrade to 64..." biarch type stuff)

I really want to use my opterons to their fullest and I have a chance in
the next few days to ask my provider to install this pure amd64 port vs.
the normal i386 one.


On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Michael Banck wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 06:39:58AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Chris Cheney wrote:
> > > We are proud to announce the Debian AMD64 port is ready for inclusion in
> >                            ^^^
> > I've heard that there were two ports, a pure and a mixed one.  So,
> > which one is yours and how can it be "the" Debian AMD64 port?
> It's the pure AMD64 port. It's "the" Debian AMD64 port, because no other
> serious effort has been undertaken yet.
> > > Sid. The port is currently at 97% compiled with most of the remaining
> > > packages having FTBFS RC bugs filed for unrelated reasons. We have also
> > > finished debian-installer for the AMD64 port and generate daily builds.
> > > All that still remains to be done is for dpkg to include the amd64
> > > patch, for archive space be given to the port, and for an official
> > > buildd to be setup.
> > I also thought that the pure AMD64 port is technically ok, but
> > worthless from a usability point of view since it is not compatible
> > with AMD64 ports of other distributions.
> I was not aware of that and I guess others can comment on this better.
> > If that's the case indeed, and if you are talking about the pure amd64
> > port, I don't believe Debian should include it in sid.
> Usually, people voice their reservations *before* others take on a
> shitload of work to get something done, in order to safe on useless
> work.
> Michael
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