freee at debian.org
Fri Dec 11 13:07:36 UTC 2009
|--==> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:49:02 +0100, Adrian Knoth <adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de> said:
AK> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:33:18PM +0100, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
>>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.
AK> I must confess I'm not up-to-date about the current way of multiarch in
AK> Debian. AFAIK, the chroot thing is only the last resort. Then, there was
AK> a time with fat (multiarch) binaries (the Apple way), but this seems to
AK> be abandoned. Or not, I don't know.
AK> Then, there is some magic with ia32-apt-get which installs i386 packages
AK> side-by-side on amd64 systems.
AK> That's the approach I had in mind, and this would work: an amd64 user in
AK> need for 32bit jack clients would have two libjack0 packages, one amd64
AK> and one i386 version.
Oh, okay, I had misunderstood that then. I agree this would be a good
way to do it, and it's matching what some other packages already do.
AK> I don't think there's consensus in Debian to automatically ship 32bit
AK> libs in 64bit-packages, but if somebody has better knowledge, I'm happy
AK> to add the four lines it'll take to support it.
I think the solution you described is the one mostly adopted.
There's no pressure to go for it right now though.
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