How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Fri Sep 29 22:24:06 BST 2006

Kilz _ skrev:

 > Are you
> telling me its just to difficult to repackage it to make it work easier 
> for newbies?

Nobody appears to be willing to maintain such a package.  Security 
updates becomes a royal pain with just repackaged binaries.  And yes, I 
don't think doing that work to make it easier to use proprietary 
software is time well spent.

> What 
> happens to all the dapper users who are using it because they can force 
> in 32bit apps?  After that will users be even able to copy in a 32bit 
> firefox?

If they don't remove the packages will stay on their systems, but they 
won't get security support, etc after dapper is EOL-ed.  Frankly, I 
don't care if copying in a firefox works.  It's not a supported 
configuration, nor something I (and it seems nobody else either) is 
willing to, or interested in supporting.

Unless any new arguments are raised, I won't post any more to this 
thread as it does not look like we will be able to come to an agreement.

- tfheen

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