Bug#366741: get i686-linux-gnu binaries on amd64
rmh at aybabtu.com
Fri May 12 18:27:46 UTC 2006
On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 09:31:52AM -0500, Marc F. Clemente wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> >TTBOMK, no boinc projects are providing core binaries for amd64. So our
> >hope of making this package useful on that platform is requesting i686 ones
> >instead. Patch attached.
> I disagree. I run a 64 bit Seti client on my amd64. I think that's
> useful enough. The 64 bit client for Seti is available from a third
> party, or it can be compiled form source. The client is not downloaded
> automatically because seti does not distribute a pre-compiled 64 bit client.
> Nonetheless, my amd64 is not a i386. I do not run 32 bit programs, I do
> not have 32 bit libraries, and I don't want them. I definitely do not
> want boinc-client to depend on 32 bit libraries.
Then I think the right fix would be to attempt a download of x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
binary, and if that fails fallback to i386-pc-linux-gnu. In that situation
libc6-i386 wouldn't be needed in Depends (maybe Recommends instead).
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