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

On Sat, 2012-02-11 at 17:33 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> 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.

By the same argument you can't ever enable any foreign architecture.
This is nonsense.


Ben Hutchings
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