On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 13:49 +0100, Adrian Knoth wrote: > On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:33:18PM +0100, Free Ekanayaka wrote: > > > Hi Adrian, > > Hi! > > > 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.
Support for multiarch is somewhat stalled AFAIK. The idea is to drop ia32-*, and to provide multiarch support within dpkg, but it hasn't been released yet. -- Saludos, Felipe Sateler
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