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true multiarch / multilib ?

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does anyone know a linux distribution with true multiarch support for equal suipport of amd64 and ia32 (x86) software on one system ? Most amd64 distributions come with some approach to multiarch, which is, in all cases that I know of, «cheating»: there are packages like ia32-libs (debian,ubuntu...), ia32-libs-gtk (ubuntu) or emul-linux-x86-qt-libs (gentoo), and no possibility to grab x86 packages and throw them into a amd64 system just like that.

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I did a google for linux

I did a google for

linux distribution multiarch

yielding

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=linux+distribution+multiarch&btnG=Google+Search

At first glance, I didn't see any. Look like
Mandriva and debian are among the firsts.

[Some interesting articles - roam around.]

Sheng-Chieh

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I have been having a good

I have been having a good look at debian's plans for multiarch; it looks like there are plans to use dpkg 2.0 (in development afaict) in etch+1; ubuntu might support multiarch in edgy eft if debian gets far enough...
I believe gentoo has similiar plans, though I haven't really searched for information there.

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