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Re: Breaking /emul/ia32-linux for squeeze

Mike Hommey wrote:

>On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 03:21:44PM +0100, Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
>> I think it would be very helpful if somebody could summarize why a
>> multiarch system is useful, except for the obvious case of installing
>> proprietary i386 software on amd64 systems.

>s/proprietary// ; there you have your obvious case.

To hopefully amplify Mike's point, I currently have a 32bit chroot to
run mozart-oz (needed for $WORK) on my amd64 desktop. I'm sure there
are many other examples. Setting up a chroot is a barrier for many
users (even if schroot and debootstrap make it fairly easy in practice
on Debian).  Of course all software should become 64bit clean
eventually, but here we are.  I suppose some motivated person could
survey all the software in the archive that is present on i386 but not
on amd64.

All the best


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