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Re: ia32-libs{-tools}, multiarch, squeeze

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 01:18:14AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> There is only one thing that DAK might want to adapt to. For most
>> multiarch architectures there is a definite main architecture that
>> most things should be in and then some corner cases where different
>> architetcure might be prefered or required. Usualy because 32bit mode
>> has smaller code and is faster than 64bit mode but sometimes the
>> larger addresss space of 64bit mode is required.
>> So there might be a need to introduce partial architectures for ppc64,
>> mips64, mips64el, sparc64 that only carry a small subset of
>> Debian. The change would be in policy to allow architecture that are
>> partial and maybe some code to reject unwanted packages from those
>> architectures.
> + s390x
> I would encourage people interested in these architectures to work on
> developing such a policy, building on top of the current multiarch spec.
> This isn't critical-path for delivering an initial multiarch implementation
> for squeeze, but I see no reason that it couldn't be worked on in parallel.

Last I heart s390 planed to drop 31bit support and go fully 64bit.


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