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Bug#697270: PC 32-bit programs fails to work on amd64

On Fri, 2013-01-04 at 13:03 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 06:59:49PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >     dpkg --add-architecture i386
> >     apt-get update
> > 
> > The installer doesn't AFAIK provide even the option to do this.  (The
> > i386/amd64 installer images might at least be usable as multiarch APT
> > sources though.)  So this is a usability regression in wheezy.
> I don't think I got round to updating apt-setup for the new
> --add-architecture scheme; but the apt-setup/multiarch template does
> exist and I think that at this point it would count as a bug-fix to make
> it work properly.  Given that, you could at least boot the installer
> with apt-setup/multiarch=i386.

Yes, please.

> I think that apt-setup/multiarch=i386 should be the default on amd64;
> but I'm less sure that I could convince anyone that that deserves a
> freeze exception.

I'm convinced, but I don't count. :-)


Ben Hutchings
If you seem to know what you are doing, you'll be given more to do.

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