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Re: multiarch?

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:03:09PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>> Le Jeu 7 Juillet 2005 21:17, Josselin Mouette a écrit :
>> > If we don't start the multiarch effort now, it won't be good for
>> > etch. Are we postponing this to the next release?
>> I hope not ... I'm a quite happy owner of amd64 machines, so happy that 
>> I've only amd64 machines for my desktops, and maintaining a chroot to 
>> use openoffice is quite annoying (same is true for quake/et but I 
>> assume it won't bother debian that much ;p)
> Wouldn't you be better off with a native Oo.org rather than multiarch
> in this case?

If only they would write 64bit clean code.

>> IMHO, either amd64/pure64/... will become a release arch and in that 
>> case we have to have a solution for multiarch, either amd64 is not a 
>> released arch .. and that bothers me.
> If everything in main can be ported to pure64 there is little need for
> multiarch on amd64.

Even if it doesn't multiarch is still no etch or amd64 stopper. One
can already run 3rd party 32bit software (e.g. the non-free rar or
acrobat reader) on amd64 without problems.


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