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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 09:52:20AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> Why don't we just install 64 bit packages (on x86-64)[1]?  I've been 
>> running Fedora 7 & 8 systems like this for ages without any problems.  I 
>> can't see why it isn't the default, with kludges only for the people who 
>> want 32 bit packages on their shiny 64 bit processor.
> 
> The idea is to be possible to develop and run together software for all
> the supported arches, to let te choice to users.

Sure, but usually there isn't a point in having *both* 32bit and 64bit
versions of applications installed (which happens by default though).

Libraries and -devel packages are another story, although I'd pull the
32bit versions in as needed only too.

cheers,
  Gerd


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