On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:33:18PM +0100, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> Thanks for having changed this! I'm not too convinced by the idea of not
> including the 32bit library, I guess it would be handy for some users
> and it wouldn't hurt the others.
I must confess I'm not up-to-date about the current way of multiarch in
Debian. AFAIK, the chroot thing is only the last resort. Then, there was
a time with fat (multiarch) binaries (the Apple way), but this seems to
be abandoned. Or not, I don't know.
Then, there is some magic with ia32-apt-get which installs i386 packages
side-by-side on amd64 systems.
That's the approach I had in mind, and this would work: an amd64 user in
need for 32bit jack clients would have two libjack0 packages, one amd64
and one i386 version.
I don't think there's consensus in Debian to automatically ship 32bit
libs in 64bit-packages, but if somebody has better knowledge, I'm happy
to add the four lines it'll take to support it.
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