Saturday, 15 February 2014

Re: remove i386 from foreign arch on server install?

On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 02:58:25PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> A much better option would be to tweak the existing apt-setup/multiarch
> preseed for server vs. desktop installs. (I don't remember whether this
> would remove an architecture that dpkg.postinst has already added, but
> it could; alternatively, we could reasonably make dpkg.postinst only do
> its thing for upgrades rather than new installs, with s/lt/lt-nl/ or
> similar.)

It actually explicitly does the inverse right now, only twiddles
foreign arch on install, not upgrade, assuming that you know what
you're doing if you turn it off.

The problem with moving this functionality into an installer is
that *all* installers need to grow the functionality, and if you
sort out a way to install without one of our blessed installers,
you get a weirdly-different system.

... Adam

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