Bug#366741: get i686-linux-gnu binaries on amd64
Frank S. Thomas
frank at thomas-alfeld.de
Tue Jul 11 08:33:46 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 11 July 2006 08:21, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 12:51:22AM +0200, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> > severity 366741 normal
> > stop
> > On Sunday 21 May 2006 11:03, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 10 May 2006 21:28, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > > TTBOMK, no boinc projects are providing core binaries for amd64. So
> > > > our only hope of making this package useful on that platform is
> > > > requesting i686 ones instead.
> > >
> > > Another alternative would be if we would package and upload at least
> > > one open source project application. Thus ensuring that BOINC is also
> > > useful on all other architectures Debian supports and not i386 and
> > > amd64 only.
> > >
> > > I'm currently preparing the SETI at home application for release.
> > The SETI at home Enhanced application for BOINC has been uploaded a few days
> > ago to Debian unstable. The name of the package is boinc-app-seti and it
> > should integrate nicely if using Debian's standard BOINC data directory
> > (which is /var/lib/boinc-client/). If using not the default data
> > directory some manual work is needed, consult
> > /usr/share/doc/boinc-client/README.Debian for more information.
> Please note that this doesn't address this bug (unpatched boinc for amd64
> is not usable on most projects).
I'm well aware of that but the situation changed with boinc-app-seti from "not
usable on all projects" to "not usable on all but one project".
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