The multilib migration is now complete, and this page is no longer updated.
|Enable multilib support in ebuilds||MOSTLY|
|Update binary packages to support multilib ebuilds||DONE|
|Stabilize necessary multilib packages||DONE|
|Enable multilib support on stable||DONE|
|Mask emul-linux-x86 for removal||DONE|
Enable multilib support in ebuilds
The first step involves enabling multilib support in ebuilds. Packages matching the following criteria need to be taken into consideration:
- packages required by 32-bit packages,
- dependencies of other multilib packages,
- plugins that can be directly or indirectly used by 32-bit applications (gstreamer, nss, PAM).
During the initial setup, packages incorporated in emul-linux-x86 were converted first. However, since most of the commonly used packages are converted and not all packages in emul-linux-x86 were actually used by anything, it is recommended not to convert any more of the libraries provided by emul-linux-x86 unless they are actually needed by some other package.
|emul-linux-x86 incorporated packages||MOSTLY (stalled)|
|Multilib library dependencies||MOSTLY|
Update binary packages to support multilib ebuilds
Once proper multilib dependencies are available, 32-bit packages need to be adjusted to support both emul-linux-x86 and multilib. Packages not intended for stable may switch directly to multilib.
The following dependency syntax is recommended:
RDEPEND=" || ( ( dev-libs/lib-compat media-libs/libsdl[abi_x86_32(-)] x11-libs/libX11[abi_x86_32(-)] ) amd64? ( emul-linux-x86-compat[-abi_x86_32(-)] emul-linux-x86-sdl[-abi_x86_32(-)] emul-linux-x86-xlibs[-abi_x86_32(-)] ) ) "
See also: dependency update status