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Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64

viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk writes:

> [debian-vote removed as off-topic]
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 05:16:10AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> No, the only thing referencing lib or lib64 is the ld.so. Because of
>> that existing i386 binaries work with /emul/i386-linux/lib under ia64
>                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

% cat /etc/ld.so.conf

> Uh-oh.
> <puts the VFS maintainer hat on>
> Excuse me, but altroot and "work" in the same sentence makes no sense.
> Please, take a look at the kernel side of that atrocity - it's *not*
> a good thing to rely upon.  How heavily do you plan to use it?  Details,
> please.


The way ia32-libs works, from what I have seen in the config, is that
it installs the 32 bit ia32 '/lib/ld-2.3.2.so' normaly but configures
the ld.so.conf to point to /emul/ia32-linux/ subdirs.

There is no magic involved, just some smart configuration. The chance
of it breaking is as big as say /usr/local/lib.


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