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Re: ia32-libs{-tools}, multiarch, squeeze

On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 01:18:14AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> There is only one thing that DAK might want to adapt to. For most
> multiarch architectures there is a definite main architecture that
> most things should be in and then some corner cases where different
> architetcure might be prefered or required. Usualy because 32bit mode
> has smaller code and is faster than 64bit mode but sometimes the
> larger addresss space of 64bit mode is required.

> So there might be a need to introduce partial architectures for ppc64,
> mips64, mips64el, sparc64 that only carry a small subset of
> Debian. The change would be in policy to allow architecture that are
> partial and maybe some code to reject unwanted packages from those
> architectures.

+ s390x

I would encourage people interested in these architectures to work on
developing such a policy, building on top of the current multiarch spec.
This isn't critical-path for delivering an initial multiarch implementation
for squeeze, but I see no reason that it couldn't be worked on in parallel.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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