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Re: x32 port bootstrap is uploaded

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 03:10:04PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Can I also just add the above Debian repo, do --add-architecture,
> and start replacing some packages? How can I for example, replace
> perl, on a running server?

I would guess that using --add-architecture is a recipe for disaster at
this point. Since x32 is not supported in eglibc 2.13, Daniel Schepler
did the natural thing to do and used 2.16. So just installing libc6:x32
will pull in the corresponding libc6 for amd64 and upgrade your
libc6:amd64 due to the nature of m-a:same. Other packages will likely
have a similar effect. Proper x32 support can only reasonably be
achieved in the archive when eglibc is updated to >= 2.16. See #667023
and #672934 for further details. So by the end of the year we should be
there if Aurelien Jarno keeps his promise.


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