Misguided - NOT!
Posted Jul 18, 2006 16:43 UTC (Tue) by hazelsct
In reply to: Misguided
Parent article: The end of the multiarch era?
> > Imagine, for example, having a server which exports NFS-mounted file systems to thin clients.
> I have this all the time; why does the server need to know anything about what it NFS-exports?!
So that one can use a package manager on the PPC server to install the amd64 and ARM packages and serve them all up to the various clients properly. Imagine being able to "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" and have all three arches upgrade at once.
(Can't do it in a chroot because the binaries won't run -- not to mention the wasted space of the duplicated -common packages.)
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