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Re: amd64 and sarge

* Raul Miller (moth@debian.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[1] 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.


[1]: 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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