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Re: How to tell users that ia32-libs will go away

On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 13:00 +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> [120209 20:45]:
> > There is a similar issue with linux-image-*-amd64, which I would
> > definitely like to remove from i386 as soon as possible.  We have
> > metapackages to help with this already, but we still need users to add
> > amd64 as a foreign architecture before upgrading.
> >From a user's point of view I'd really appreciate if that package could be
> kept. Needing multi-arch enabled (with all the dangers of getting the
> wrong packages installed or the additional index files to download) just
> to have a suiteable kernel would be quite a burden.

No, multi-arch is the right way to do this.  If you can run an amd64
kernel then you can also run amd64 userland packages.  Nothing will
force you to install any of them, though.


Ben Hutchings
The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
                                                            - Robert Coveyou

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