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Re: Where could I upload x32 port bootstrap?

On Sat, 10 Nov 2012, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 10:47:43AM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > On the other hand, widespread dumb-ass assumptions about i386/amd64 may
> > > cause quite a bit of issues: basically any Makefile that talks about "x86"
> > > is somewhat suspicious.  This is the main reason one may want to oppose
> > > the inclusion of x32 in Debian, IMHO.
> [Andrey Rahmatullin]
> > Can you elaborate?
> [Henrique de Moraes Holschuh]
> > This is no worse than any other new arch.
> The new wrinkle is that, because x32 uses the x86-64 instruction set,
> it defines preprocessor symbols associated with x86-64, and which a lot
> of source code uses to differentiate between i386 and amd64.  Thus,

Which means a relevant, but not that large fraction of the packages will
have to be fixed.  Like I said, no worse than any other new arch.

I hope less than 10% of the packages will cause trouble.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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