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So I noticed multilib support is being removed with the 1.3 release. I personally welcome moving to pure AMD64 and have done so ages ago on most machines I manage, but then there's all that pesky ｐｒｏｐｒｉｅｔａｒｙ ｓｏｆｔｗａｒｅ that cannot be recompiled at-will. I've seen the wiki guide on running a x86 chroot as a workaround, but it looks like it creates a purely AMD64 system with a purely x86 system in a chroot. But I'd like to clear something out: with this particular approach, is it possible to somehow fuse the base system with whatever is in the chroot to make a makeshift multilib-like sys
Everyone, There is an effort under way in Gentoo-land to add the ability for lots of ebuilds to optionally compile as 32-bit ebuilds on 64-bit systems (via an eclass,) so that they can be used to fulfill dependencies for 32-bit binary apps that you may be using, like Skype. It looks like the goal of this is to replace emul-linux-x86* ebuilds which package binary 32-bit libraries for this purpose, and is thus notably un-gentoo-like. I'm wondering how many people out there take advantage of multilib at all. I know I use multilib for Skype, but that's it. You can tell if an ebuild uses t