On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 03:07 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote: > Tom Lane wrote: > > I'm not entirely sure what's the point of this rule, given that if you > > have any binary executables the two packages aren't going to be > > concurrently installable anyway. But I suppose a lot of -devel packages > > don't need to do that. > > The idea is that it should not matter which binary is run, e.g. whether you > run 32-bit or 64-bit bison, you'll (hopefully) get the same generated > parser. > > Of course this breaks horribly if the binary is something like kde4-config > (you'll want kde4-config --libsuffix and the like to return different > results for 32-bit or 64-bit builds), and we don't have a good solution for > that. (Yes, kde4-config is an ELF binary, not a script.) Because KDE always has to be different and inevitably manages to Do It Wrong.
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