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Re: Bug#322724: ncurses doesn't build with gcc -m64 on i386

At Fri, 12 Aug 2005 14:42:56 -0400,
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > yes. trying to build the packages from amd64-libs for biarch.
> Then you've got glibc messed up, not ncurses.  You can't install the
> i386 headers and expect things to work; you might be able to just
> install the x86_64 headers, though.  That'd be simpler than installing
> both sets and generating wrappers.

I would like to know: should we have the standard x86_64 glibc/lkh
packages as i386 package like amd64-libs?

I expect a future biarch (that provides x86_64 and i386 packages at
the same time on the same machine) saves this problem.  During
DebConf5, Scott proposed dpkg filter mechanism, and Tollef proposed
dpkg multiarch extension Features:.  I think the approach "biarch
mechanism in dpkg" is sane.  But if the current biarch is not usable
well, we should consider to support x86_64 glibc/lkh in the standard
i386 package.

-- gotom

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