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On 06/20/2012 04:54 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:50:33 -0400 Richard Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On 06/20/2012 04:35 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
>>> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:25:30 -0400 Richard Yao
>>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> Multilib (and/or multiarch) support The current binaries
>>>> cause a great deal of pain, particularly when a user does not
>>>> want to upgrade something. I had this problem with WINE and
>>>> glibc because I wanted to avoid the reverse memcpy() fiasco
>>>> on my systems. This situation would have been avoided
>>>> entirely if the package manager supported multilib.
>>> This one's unlikely to happen unless someone's prepared to put
>>> in the work.
>> The multilib-portage overlay already has this working.
> But there is no spec, nor is there a developer-centric description
> of it.
I missed this tibbit. I am not sure what you expect me to do this
about this. Thomas Sachau developed the multilib overlay, he has put a
great deal of work into it and he likely has a specification. You are
more than welcome to talk to him about the specification. If it not
well defined, feel free to share your ideas on how it could be better
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