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Debian 7 'Wheezy' to introduce multiarch support

Jul 28, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Multiarch is a radical rethinking of the filesystem hierarchy with respect to library and header paths, to make programs and libraries of different hardware architectures easily installable in parallel on the very same system.

"Multiarch is a major enhancement to Debian's ability to deliver on the promise of being a universal operating system" explains Steve Langasek, driving force of the implementation, "not only will it make crossbuilding easier, but also enables better support for legacy 32-bit applications on new 64-bit installations and in the future will even allow live migrations from 32-bit to 64-bit systems."

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