* Raul Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 09:53:56AM -0500, Pete Harlan wrote: > > Multiarch, bi-arch, some people want them, that's great, but they're > > simply offtopic with respect to the amd64 port. > > That said, the amd64 port can accomodate both without much problem. > > Bi-arch being less painful than multiarch, in my > opinion -- it needs to touch far fewer packages: > http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2004/07/msg00244.html This is only true if you do a half-ass job w/ bi-arch. This isn't, and never has been, the intent of the amd64 porters. Multiarch is coming and will take quite a while to do but we will be much better off for it. We will also give our users the ability to use their systems to their fullest potential- not just as a platform upon which to run binary-only commercial apps. Stephen : Actually, that's giving it more credit than it deserves. It'd be no where *near* half, it'd be more like 1% of the packages. Pretty much a waste of time.
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