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Re: Multilib Middle-Ground



On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Chris Snook <csnook redhat com> wrote:
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>  [X] Install 32-bit libraries

I think we want to move away from "Build your own Linux", rather than
closer; and these kinds of questions move us in the wrong direction.

There is a more general problem at work here - we want to provide
packages so that third party software can work, even though nothing
else in the install image depends on it.   For example of how this
isn't just an x86_64 issue; some things out there require
compat-libstdc++, or at least they did in the recent past.

The right way to approach this I think is to target specific third
party applications which we want to work out of the box.  Say for
example, Flash and VMWare Workstation.  Surely there are others, but I
think we can arrive at a reasonably sane set.  We then add these
packages to the default install image.

>  [ ] Install development headers

Hmm?  I don't see what you want here that's not covered by the
combination of the "Development Tools" comps group as well as
yum-builddep.


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