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Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64

On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:03:47AM -0400, Clint Adams wrote:
> Perhaps you could suggest a preferable course of action for him to
> follow instead.

I think there are several problems that need to be solved.

The big one is that amd64 isn't up on our main site at all.  This
obviously need to get fixed.  [Although you can run i386 debian on an
amd64 machine, the i386 system will not run run amd64 software, nor is it
suitable for developing amd64 software.  And there are some applications
which are much simpler on a 64 bit machine than on a 32 bit machine.
For example, anything which involves mmapping very large files.]

If we included amd64 in sarge, it would be a rather unstable instance
of sarge, which wouldn't be good -- but it would provide far more
functionality than the non-existant amd64 in woody, so that would be good.
If it were included with sarge, with the caveat that it's a development
snapshot, and not really "stable", that might "work" to solve the "make
it available" problem.

But the real problem that needs to be solved is just getting amd64 up
on our mirrors.


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