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

Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 01:00:50PM +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
>>                                                                     just
>> to have a suiteable kernel would be quite a burden.
> The -amd64 kernel in i386 arch is some sort of upgrade tool. With
> multi-arch it gets easier. Either the machine can run 64bit code, than
> it is irrelevant what packages are installed from which arch. Or it
> can't, then you don't need the amd64 kernel in the first place.
> Bastian

Actualy that raises an interesting point:

If there is no 64bit kernel in i386 then you can not safely enable
multiarch to install amd64 packages (in general, kernel my just
work). It is kind of a prerequisite.


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