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Re: On including 64-bit libs in 32-bit packages (see #344104)

Faidon Liambotis <paravoid@debian.org> writes:

> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Bill Allombert <ballombe@master.debian.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 07:30:47PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>>> Bear in mind that the 64-bit kernel doesn't offer all the functionality 
>>>> that the 32-bit one does. vm86 is the most obvious thing missing.
>>> and it seems a 64-bit kernel needs a 64-bit iptables.
>> Yes, applications with close ties to the kernel are likely to be a 
>> problem. Last time I checked USB printers didn't work either. It's 
>> possible that it'll be a supportable configuration in the future, but we 
>> may well have flying cars by then.
> No flying cars needed -- at least for the iptables/netfilter part.
> 2.6.17 and newer (64-bit) kernels[1] work fine with 32-bit iptables.
> This is not a problem for etch -- sarge OTOH had that problem and yet we
> shipped 64-bit kernels.

Unless etch uses 2.6.16.

But iptables has a patch in the BTS for it (builds iptables64) if that
is the problem.


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