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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



David Woodhouse writes:
 > On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:36 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
 > > I know you don't like the bin32/bin64 idea, but I think it's the only
 > > real way to "solve" having both binary flavors of a package installed at
 > > the same time, if that needs to be solved. 
 > 
 > I don't think it _does_ need to be solved. We just shouldn't need
 > to have both versions of a binary installed at the same time.

There is one case where we do.  Sometimes people will have a need for
both 32-bit and 64-bit Java virtual machines.  

For example, one user may have a small Java application that runs best
on a 32-bit VM (or maybe even has a native library that hasn't been
ported to 64 bits) and at the same time another user is running an
application that needs the huge memory of a 64-bit VM.  In that case,
you need two binaries called java, one 32-bit and one 64-bit.  I don't
think there's any way around this.

Andrew.

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