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Re: multiarch status update

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 12:01:08AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> "Olaf van der Spek" <olafvdspek@gmail.com> writes:
>> > Why do you think there's no compatible solution?
>> Because basicaly all sources assume binaries go to <prefix>/bin. You
>> want to break that. Also a lot of scripts expect binaries to be where
>> they are and anything setting PATH too.
> Have you considered employing the alternatives system (or something
> similar)? What I'm suggesting is that you'd basically get a /bin64 and a
> /bin32, where binaries install themselves in /bin by default but divert
> to the /binXX when both versions are installed, and use symlinks in an
> update-alternatives way to select the default.

Each package that deems it neccessary can choose to do so. I imagine
the count to be near 0. Certainly nothing dpkg should handle
automagicaly for all debs.


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