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Re: ia32 compatibility and gcc-3.0

>>>>> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:11:24 -0700, Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org> said:

  Randolph> I doubt ia32 binaries can run on a stock Debian system at
  Randolph> the moment without some additional work. Is there interest
  Randolph> in having this support? In many cases it is easier to just
  Randolph> recompile the application.

ia32 legacy support is certainly needed (essential) in any complete
distribution.  How else are you going to run stuff like realplay,
acrobat reader, etc.  Also, if you think getting mozilla to run on
ia64 was a simple "recompile", you might want to reconsider (it was
far from that and even now there are some compiler stability issues).


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