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Re: development packages and multilib



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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