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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



Jesse Keating (jkeating redhat com) said: 
> 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.

One *big* issue with doing this change across the board is that you'll go
from the repository having:

- foo.i386 and foo.x86_64

to:

- foo.x86_64 and foo-libs.i386 and foo-libs.x86_64

So, on upgrade, yum will grab foo.x86_64 to upgrade the older install. It
will then pull in foo-libs.x86_64 for dependencies. Meanwhile, the old
foo.i386 will remain, often leading to conflicts.

Bill


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