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Re: sparc32 and sparc64-only packages

Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org> writes:

> On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> How about creating a sparc64 package (probably part of dpkg's internal
>> type-handling support) and depending on that?
>> That would at least make the package uninstallable on sparc32.
> Is there some mechanism to enforce it? I don't see anything which
> would prevent the installation of the proposed sparc64 package on
> sparc32 box.
> Anyway, before working on a solution I would like to hear the release team
> opinion on the matter.
> Best regards,
> Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
> Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                   KeyID: C99E03CC

Make the sparc64 package internal to dpkg and only installed when a
sparc64 cpu is present.

Or have the sparc64 package check in preinst that the cpu is 64bit.


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