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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 10:01 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:59:25 +0200
> Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > Sure, but usually there isn't a point in having *both* 32bit and 64bit
> > versions of applications installed (which happens by default though).
> 
> Applications get dragged in because the libraries aren't split out into
> -libs subpackages.  If they were, then the -devel and -libs packages
> would be available multilib, but the application itself wouldn't.

Right. And here again is one of the major problems. We know what the
problem is, and Fedora has a record of being able to push through
changes once a problem is identified and time thrown at it - why can't
there just be a cut-off date/release by which most of the packages must
have been split out? Then multilib *hacks* can be thrown away.

Jon.



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