Re: On including 64-bit libs in 32-bit packages (see #344104)
Faidon Liambotis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Bill Allombert <email@example.com> 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 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.