GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2010 Debian Project

MultiArch support in APT

by David Kalnischkies for Debian Project

Hardware like 64bit processors are perfectly able to execute 32bit opcode but until now this potentiality is disregard as the infrastructure tools like dpkg and APT are not able to install and/or solve dependencies across multiple architectures. The proposal therefore focuses on enabling APT to work out good solutions in a MultiArch aware environments without the need of hacky and partly working biarch packages currently in use.