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Re: amd64 as default architecture

On 2012-05-22 20:03 +0200, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 07:27:21PM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>> * Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>, 2012-05-20, 03:16:
>> >5. Installer for i386 prefers amd64 kernel on any capable machine
>> >(that's a one-line change!) and adds amd64 as secondary
>> >architecture if this is selected.
>> We have still some software that doesn't work with 64-bit kernel,
>> and (worse!) some maintainers claiming it's not a bug.
> Are you thinking of build systems using 'uname -m' to detect the
> target architecture?

I don't think so, although those have been quite annoying for me.

The most prominent example is probably virtualbox (#456391), and
anything that uses libx86 won't work either (#492470).


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