I think it is hard to argue against using 32bit Debian with a PAE kernel. It would certainly make for an easier computing life. That is what I do on my notebook and multi-media computer because I do not want to waste time maintaining three computers the hard way. With a fast processor and a big bunch of ram the extra speed of 64bit computing is negligible.craigevil wrote:all the problems with ia32 and multiarch, along with Gnome imploding make me glad I am using i386 and KDE.
Fully upgraded sid using daily apt-get dist-upgrade, no problems here. With 1933 installed packages.
Anyway I am nearly fixed with my 64bit multi-arch. A problem with libsasl is blocking Wine, but the rest is working. The worst part is that I do not really need Wine, it just irks me that it is broken. I will look in Debian bugs and try and solve the Sasl issues.
EDIT: there is a bug in libsasl, I think it will all resolve in a day or two.
EDIT2: By not installing Wine LDAP everything works and Wine is back functioning - except of course for programs requiring LDAP. That should resolve with the libsasl stuff. That was a waste of several hours.
My system is back and running as it should.