Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64
firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
> > The only valid reasons for not including it are lack of LSB compliance
> > (which can still be easily achieved with a i386 chroot) and mirror space
> > (which will be saved using partial mirroring).
> Why not just fix these instead of using hacks?
To become LSB compliant would involve changing half the packages in
Debian to achieve a result to many AMD64 developers consider inelegant;
furthermore, a multiarch design is being created that would allow
us to install Linux binaries on NetBSD or Hurd, or ix86 binaries on
PowerPC, provided an appropriate emulator, as well as 32-bit on a
64-bit system. This will require changing half the packages, but for
a better design. It's not a hack, it's a feature.
The current mirroring system can hardly be considered a hack. There's
mumblings about space restrictions, but that's really in the people
who set up the mirror system's bailwick. It is a little frustrating
that s390 and friends could join, no questions ask, but AMD64 gets
the third degree.
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