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Re: Fedora Core 3

On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

For Firefox (32bit) from fedora.us I needed no special libs from iX86 on x86_64.

You'd be mistaken. It will need a whole bunch of i.86 libs: glibc, various X related libraries, freetype, various GTK related libs, libstdc++.

These ix86 RPMs come on the CDs admittedly (or are, strangely, located in the x86_64 arch RPM directory on fedora.us), and are installed by default but they're still i.86. The problem is that many many of these RPMs contain non-arch-specific files. Maybe yum uses --nodoc and --prefix when installing them, but i doubt it. The real problem though is where you need or want to install both i386 and x86_64 versions of an RPM or library RPMs that install binaries to (/usr)?/bin.

Yes, often, this is annoying. QT had such a problem also IIRC. Was hard
to get a 32bit xine run on an 64bit FC2 (now there are 64bit xine
available at livna.org this is easier again)... But I don't think /usr/
bin64 or something like that is specified somewhere (LSB)? Maybe this
could be solved by
and a script or link that points to the right Version?

bin64 is the only sane way really.


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